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Old 08-16-2012, 10:46 AM
DTFuqua DTFuqua is offline
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Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Florida
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Default Re: low cost conversion

I bought a Schwinn Jaguar for $30 and a HF Predator engine for around $100 with a two year, over the counter warranty and miscellaneous other things for around $100 like a gas tank, throttle assembly, and drive parts to set up a friction drive similar to some homemade builds on here. A little angle iron and flat bar and a little welding and I'm almost ready to go. No worry about spokes because the drive is against the tire and means I can use cheap replacement parts when anything starts to show any slop or wear. If you have a scrap yard near by, you'll be surprised what good parts you can get for just about 10 to 20% over scrap prices.
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