Re: Would you like to help a bunch of teenagers go fast?
I like the video where the guy turns the motor on it's side, that seems pretty do-able. I never really thought about opening up the case and changing the mechanism that distributes the oil. What he did isn't very tough, a lot easier than engineering something to convert the shaft. Not sure if the longevity of the motor will be effected by the oil flow in this new configuration, but that probably wont matter much for this boy scout project. I would probably remove the gas tank from the motor instead of pounding a dent in the existing one, but it seemed like that Briggs & Stratton lawn mower motor was running pretty good sitting on it's side in that video....