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Old 07-27-2015, 05:58 PM
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Love that cylinder looks kool!
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Old 08-09-2015, 08:59 AM
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Bill removed the large wheel on the opposite side of the flywheel to find a tapered shaft with no key way. Being part of the governor, it doesn't need to be timed, but he's going to use that side of the motor for the drive so we're figuring a way to attach a pulley. More pics soon.
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Old 08-29-2015, 09:58 PM
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Here's the old Briggs with the governor wheel removed, exposing the flyweights and dust shield.


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Old 09-08-2015, 06:39 PM
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i love this old stuff and the way you guys keep it that way. dennis
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Old 09-14-2015, 10:31 AM
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Hi Dennis. I see some older stuff with modern upgrades and you can spot it right away. Our goal is to present something that makes people ask how old it is. Adding patina doesn't always disguise a new part. I think finding vintage tires in decent condition is the biggest problem.
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Old 01-09-2017, 08:43 AM
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Default Re: Bill's Vintage Briggs Motorbike Build

Bill's not moving too fast on this project. He did make a tapered adapter to fit an 8hp Briggs flywheel I gave him. Then reshaped it on his lathe. Needs to make a plate to hold the mag coil that goes with the new flywheel. I gave him a Musselman rear brake hub to help with the old look.
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Old 01-09-2017, 09:06 AM
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Ya! been a couple days, glad to see he isa putsing on it.Can't wait to see what he comes up with there...........Curt
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