I rode it again today. Took it to 45 but then ran outta room (I live in an urban area so not many long roads to test it) it had plenty more to give. I’m confident 55 isnt an unrealistic goal. Brakes need to be adjusted or replaced...49 year old brake shoes need a little tlc or replacement.
I rode it today for the first time and I lived to tell about it! Nice torque. I didn’t take it too fast since I was just in my neighborhood. The handeling feels a little wonky but I’ll get used to it.
I do need to figure out the air filter position because right now The location prevents me...
I have a chance to get some used engines cheap
1 is a predator for $80
1 is a 5hp briggs for $50
1 is a 10hp tecumseh for 70
I have no idea if they run
here are the pros that I can think of
Predator - lots of after market parts
Briggs - a flathead looks cool
Tecumseh - has an electric start...
I put the new carb on but when it starts it runs for a few seconds then dies. I fiddled with the air mix screw but not much else. It’s obviously a fuel issue, I just have to figure out what I’m doing wrong.
I replaced the efi with a carb and I have a different air filter on it. That leaves a hole in the valve cover. Can I plug that or is it necessary? I can always put on the old air box if it’s absolutely necessary