Future Schwinn Briggs Project

msrfan

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Got this rolling stock from my buddy John that owns Banzai Machine here in Huntington Beach. It had a 3hp Techumseh for a while and ran well. Not sure how it will end up, but will add info as I go. May be a while as I have a few other things to work on.



 

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It needs some HD wheels and a front brake. The top front engine mount is high enough for a 5hp also. The big question is chain or belt drive or a combination. Clutches are the most expensive part of these builds. So far I've used a 3D Motorsport clutch on one bike and I'm really impressed with the quality and action, so I bought a few more for these future bikes.
 

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Still trying to decide on 3hp or 5hp on this bike. I have some of each. May use a 3D Motorsports clutch on the engine shaft or make another jackshaft mounted clutch setup. May also go chain drive. I'll get a set of wheels built up for it and then decide. Probably put fenders on it.
 

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Don't look too close, they're going to need some clean up and maybe reinforcing. It's actually a 70's middleweight that has had the rear opened up a bit. Banzai John grew up working on custom Harleys, so he's not afraid to weld brackets where needed. Including holes through the seat tube and a heim joint to hold the throttle cable adjuster, plus a few more to try different seats and tanks. The tank is pretty heavy for Chinese and it has 6mm mounting studs. The forks are moped with an added brace.
 

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Hey Tony. Yeah, probably a 5hp. I don't like the looks of the predator, level or upright. In fact I just traded an almost new one for a smoking 5hp flathead Briggs. I may use one in the future in a hot rod bike.