Hey msrfan, kinda figured you'd chime in. Yeah I miss spoke, I meant thread not forum (I had a brain fart, old age ya know). Really like your builds. Would like to pick your brain sometime? What do you think of the 3D clutch as compared to the whizzer setup? Shoot, I got off topic again! ...............................................................WE NEED A THREAD FOR BRIGGS FLATHEADS ONLY!May not be enough interest to have their own forum. I also love the Briggs flatheads and I'm fine on this forum. Just look in the DIY and cruiser categories to find most of them. I've built 10 or so over the last 30 years and I'm working on 6 more. Also like to build miniature cars using them. Other members like headtrauma, culvercityclassics and many more have built outstanding examples. But if you start a Briggs and Stratton forum, I'll join.
I have some of the cast old iron 5S 6S Briggs, but 80202 and the 19 series Briggs I have used on my Off Highway Vehicle that has CA Reg off road only. I have a left over edger that I could maybe sell for parts. I only wanted the engine really. Mostly I see those whip line things that edge the lawns now. The blade on this thing I always thought was a scary business when if you edge to close to the cement side walk.
My dad and two other neighbors had the electric one. Then of course danger of the cord cut by the blade too. But what burned him up, was one of the neighbors did a lot of that spark thing. So blades were worn rounder ends that then did not edge the grass well. He took the damaged blade to the grinding wheel to sharpen the corners and it was good, but only until...We called 'em "Sparkers"! Always asked Dad to run it just before dark.......
Yeah, I like the power the OHV's have, but I like the looks, simplicity and reliability of a flathead. By the way Tony, really like the way your bike looks with the stretched frame.I used to like flatheads, and still enjoy seeing one... But don't care for them much anymore. Definitely don't miss having to remove the motor and head just to adjust valve lash. All the go fast porting work on flatheads works great for OHVs too.