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PostSubject: v twin flat head?   twin - v twin flat head? Icon_minitimeFebruary 28th 2015, 6:59 pm

does anyone know if they exist and how rare they are. I want the power and presser lube of a v twin and the bulletproofnes of a flat head
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PostSubject: Re: v twin flat head?   twin - v twin flat head? Icon_minitimeFebruary 28th 2015, 8:54 pm

No such animal. Not from any of the regular OPE manufacturers that I am aware of, anyways.

There ARE full-pressure-lubricated opposed (flathead) twins. A bit more rare, but they are out there. My Kohler Magnum in MULE is one.
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PostSubject: Re: v twin flat head?   twin - v twin flat head? Icon_minitimeFebruary 28th 2015, 9:12 pm

dang it. now i have to find a rare engine great. and kholers hate me.
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PostSubject: Re: v twin flat head?   twin - v twin flat head? Icon_minitimeMarch 1st 2015, 7:23 pm

There are some Briggs oppys like that too. I have one, it just doesn't have the oil cooler. Too bad the lower part of the block is destroyed or I would use the oil filter and stuff.
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PostSubject: Re: v twin flat head?   twin - v twin flat head? Icon_minitimeMarch 1st 2015, 8:25 pm

I think you guys both misunderstood me, maybe my fault for not being clear enough. Briggs DID make a pressure lubed oppy, they are just pretty hard to come by. I brought up my Kohler to illustrate that there ARE other options. And, FWIW- the Kohler Magnum oppy is superior to the Briggs, on several counts. I'll take the Magnum.
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PostSubject: Re: v twin flat head?   twin - v twin flat head? Icon_minitimeMarch 1st 2015, 8:46 pm

Doc Sprocket wrote:
I think you guys both misunderstood me, maybe my fault for not being clear enough. Briggs DID make a pressure lubed oppy, they are just pretty hard to come by. I brought up my Kohler to illustrate that there ARE other options. And, FWIW- the Kohler Magnum oppy is superior to the Briggs, on several counts. I'll take the Magnum.

Pfft, theres only one of those in my junkyard though, how would i get parts man!

I feel like you implied that kohler opposed were more rare, if it makes you feel better.
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PostSubject: Re: v twin flat head?   twin - v twin flat head? Icon_minitimeMarch 2nd 2015, 1:30 pm

What's so unreliable about ohv? With all stock parts, I would think the rods would still be the weak link. Not that I have blown up too many engines, but I haven't seen too many people complaining of valve issues.
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PostSubject: Re: v twin flat head?   twin - v twin flat head? Icon_minitimeMarch 2nd 2015, 4:49 pm

its not that ohv's are unreliable its that they need more care
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PostSubject: Re: v twin flat head?   twin - v twin flat head? Icon_minitimeMarch 2nd 2015, 7:51 pm

It's as simple as- wait for it- more moving parts. And OHV engine has more moving parts than a flathead, and more than an OHC.

One thing I see on a VERY regular basis, is the valve lash adjustment being neglected. Either folks are not reading the owner's manual, ignorant, or forgetful- but a lot of people seem to be unaware that adjusting the valve lash on an OHV engine is indeed a regular maintenance item- usually prescribed for every 100 hours of operating time.

If I had a nickel for every time I heard "my engine (OHV) won't start, even with a boost", and it turned out the user had NO clue about the valve lash setting or the compression relief directly affected by it... Well- I'd be a very rich man.
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PostSubject: Re: v twin flat head?   twin - v twin flat head? Icon_minitimeMarch 2nd 2015, 8:07 pm

Ive wondered about this meself.... it would be cool to have a flathead vtwin, but sadly they have to be custom made... itd be cool for some1 to custom make one
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