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Old 11-07-2002, 11:31 PM
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Post Briggs buildups.

HRK got me thinking with his post on the little scooter. I got a lawmower with a pretty fresh 12hp briggs, I got in trade for a boat motor. The body of it is pretty old ugly and rusted...Hmm...OUT COMES THE COMPULSIVE CUSTOMIZER! I used to use it to mow my lawn, but its winter, no mowing, that and I got a new one to do the mowing now. So I went looking around to see what stuff they sell for the briggs buildups. I found out its a whole other world of hi-po cams, lifters, valves milling and decking blocks and heads high power low to the ground sleds! Well no quite, but they do race them, I knew that, but I didn't quite grasp how big of a sport it actually is. So now be prepared, with all the scrap stuff from the T/A I intend to build a cool lawn mower. Anyone else ever had a wild hair to do this or something like it, or is it just me?

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Old 11-07-2002, 11:58 PM
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HK, I have actually wanted to mess around with something like that a while back. About 15 years ago, I was planning on fixing an OLD (like 1950s model) tractor we had. (Actually it was my great aunt's) and I yanked the Briggs and Stratton motor off and started to take it all apart. Some reason or another I got side tracked... which brings us to 2002. Ha! Still haven't done a dang thing with it. Haven't touched it, well except maybe to shuffle it around the garage to make room for other junk.
Maybe one day I will get something going with it. Something to tinker with when I am an old man and no one wants to hear my jibber jabber anymore. :p
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Old 11-08-2002, 12:07 AM
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Hey man, why not throw down on it now? Get some friendly competition going, keep us both on our toes and keep us going without sidetracks or running out of steam. I'm travling into virgin teritory here...uh humm...new customizing feild. Let make up some rules and a budget and see who comes up with what. Its winter, it a small prodject something that can be put in the garage in a corner and worked on with little or no out of pocket exspence. (Hey I'm starting to like this) Ya'unto

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Old 11-08-2002, 12:18 AM
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I wish I could, brother!
Unfortunately I have "too many pokers in the fire" right now as it is. I have the Lincoln's (Did I mention I found a second one??) And It appears now that I am working on the Lincoln project, I will, regrettably be putting my Skylark off for YET ANOTHER year. Maybe I can try to bank a bit of cash on the side to build the Skylark Fund back up.
If I were to compete with ya in "The Big Briggs Build Up of 2002/2003" I might as well concede now. I am nowhere near as talented in the customizing field as you. You are DA MAN when it comes to that, my friend! Mine would probably come out looking like the crappy boat in the "race for your life, Charlie Brown" cartoon!
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Old 11-08-2002, 12:30 AM
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Heh, if you saw me working on something you wouldn't call me talented, hehe. I got a pretty good number of pokers in the fire too, but I work better under pressure I presume. I just got a new welder so I'm just all stoked up to use it on something and I havn't gotten the T/A in the garage yet and it was 48 out today so I said hell with staying out to work on it, so "rodding the mower" came to mind Thats alright man, maby next time, I'm sure with me there will be one. When I come up your direction I help you with at least one of those rides if its in my feild.

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Old 11-08-2002, 12:36 AM
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I appreciate that! I need all the help I can get! hehehe (Even if it involves a ride to the looney bin!) :p

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Old 11-08-2002, 02:06 AM
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I'm sittin here freezing my cononies off and trying to grip a metal pencil with my frozen digits to come up with something really cool and easy. I got the plan, but I think I lost a finger

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Hmmm... Eureeka! I've got an idea! Maybe we could come up with a new design to make a new finger out of fiberglass. We can make it 10 times better than the original finger!
I see a new marketing strategy in the making! We can make this work!
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Old 11-08-2002, 02:23 AM
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Broke a finger? Lost a toe? Snaped it off in the car doe? Are you a migit that lost a digit? Well your in luck, for the limited time offer you can have a new and improved prostetic. Yes for only $13.92 you can have this marvelous invention that as far as you know works even better than your real appendage! Yes for only $13.92 you even get the bandage! Call now and order because in three days we may be in Cancun spending your money. Order NOW!

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Thats 3 easy payments of $13.92, right! Don't want it to sound to cheap.
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Well, the coolest briggs I have seen was on a gokart. IT WAS SUPERCHARGED!! He rigged up a smog pump as a super charger. I only talked to the guy over the net, but he said it would make 8 psi. I think it would be a cool thing to try.

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Walked up to the resting place of the old green machine, found out it was an 18hp briggs instead of a 12, thhats good news eh? I'm going to deck the block and mill the head and give it a bit more umph. Its a verticle drive engine and I'm only going to use one small blade instead of the two thats on it now. Anyone know how to gear this sucker down? Havn't taken'er apart yet, but shouldn't be to hard, should it? Got a roll of 'glass from the shed, getting out the rattle cans ahhhh what fun

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