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Old 03-13-2011, 09:15 AM
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Default Re: Making a Harbor Freight engine look vintage/antique?

Originally Posted by wayne z View Post
Have you seen Mrsfans briggs bikes? He tilts his engines about 45 deg, and has had years of use with no oil related problems.

I think you could tilt the Clone engines successfuly if you took the effort to figure out how to keep the oil level thesame distance from the crankshaft as it is in the stock positon. As long as the dipper hits the oil, yer good.
If you dont wanna fuss with a special manifold, you could use a diphram carb like on the old Tecumseh 2-strokes.
Yes, my thoughts exactly...

And yes despite my low post count Iím a daily visitor and have seen many wonderful builds here using Briggs, Tecumseh, and upright Hondas.

In fact Iím getting close to finishing my first build that uses a vintage Wisconsin engine. Iím thinking about the next build now and looking for a easy to find, reliable, and inexpensive power plant

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