Cons: A. I would want a torque converter - $$$$ B. I would want reverse and those gear boxes are typically rated at 7hp MAX and they are - $$$ C. I don't have the $$$ for this type of build.
Pro: A. I could step up my skill B. It would be super fun
Why not getting a seized motorcycle engine, U could pull the Engine parts and use the motorcycle engine gearbox, Belt drive into the Ingniton side of the Motorcycle engine, U use the motorcycle clutch, and from the stock motorcycle sprocket to the live axle. U have GEARS, Reliable Trans, Oppy, manul clutch,..
Got the starter part today and installed. Here is the new one.
This is the old brittle one.
I saved the springs and bushings as they still looked good. New end cap is working great. I just need a breather strap and that engine is complete and ready for application. I sat it next to Engine 2. They both need a bath.
Started Engine 3.
Popped off the head covers and was greeted with a surprize!
The pistons and valves look new! The engine rolls good and all valves appear to work great. One thing I noticed though, is the input valve on this engine seems to hang open just a hair longer than the others? Large lobe cam?
LOL, I was comparing the open time to the other 2 engines. I could be a new cam inside there maybe? One not so worn.
Throttle plate is rusted solid. I have another in a drawer somewhere I think. Looks like I will need a fan, my other parts engine has the cast iron fan flywheel. Something to contemplate. Also my spare tins are the ones with the muffler shield scoop. Those may look funny on there. I may look into possibly swapping with Kal or Red the side tins.
#3 overnight puked some oil after sitting overnight. I checked it over and it appears they put a vertical sump gasket on the PTO side instead of the gasket for the Horizontal. Other than that and needing tins, it's ready to go as well.