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LessofLes
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14hp B&S Vanguard V-twin - what can I do with it?

My garage cleaning continues and I dug out a generator that I couldn't repair (short in the wiring harness leading to the gen). Motor runs great and shows as brand new.

I need a cool new project - garage cleaning sucks.

What would you do/build with it?


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re: 14hp B&S Vanguard V-twin - what can I do with it?
Go devil??


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LessofLes
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re: 14hp B&S Vanguard V-twin - what can I do with it?
Bump for the day crew.


DownshiftAndFloorIt
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re: 14hp B&S Vanguard V-twin - what can I do with it?
Go devil

Go cart

Bushhog for fourwheeler (<---- best idea)


LessofLes
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re: 14hp B&S Vanguard V-twin - what can I do with it?
I don't have a 4 wheeler. I know - loss of 10 man points.

Thinking about building a small boat maybe. Something cool for the kids.



DownshiftAndFloorIt
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Damnit.

Build them a little arse airboat with it. That would be sweettttttttt

Tiller handle 10' airboat

DO IT


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that would be sweet


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Build them a little arse airboat with it. That would be sweettttttttt Tiller handle 10' airboat


Would work.

Monday going down to New Orleans, I saw a 4 engine airboat that was about 25' long. Couldn't get a picture. It was one big arse boat.


DownshiftAndFloorIt
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re: 14hp B&S Vanguard V-twin - what can I do with it?
Best kids present ever.

I'm going hunt for a horizontal shaft motor now.

I need all of this.

TO AUTOCAD!!!!!!!


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subMOA
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I put a blower on one from a Pontiac Bonneville SSEI- still have it. Makes 14 pounds of boost at about 4000 rpm.

I think it may be the baddest arse mud motor ever made- even though I've never put it on said mud motor to actually try.


DownshiftAndFloorIt
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Paaaaabahahahahahahaha

That is awesome.


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Makes 14 pounds of boost at about 4000 rpm.
you're underdriving the shite out of that little arse roots type blower with that big arse pulley.


subMOA
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re: 14hp B&S Vanguard V-twin - what can I do with it?
Knowing how to weld and machine isn't always a good thing.

The funny thing is that I started with a Kehin flat slide carb- it would pull so much air across it that the carb would freeze up and contract so much that the throttle would stick wide open.

Ended up with a 33mm (I think) Kehin round slide from like an '86 CR250- the round slide seemed to be more ok with the cold and would allow the throttle to open and close right.


subMOA
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re: 14hp B&S Vanguard V-twin - what can I do with it?
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you're underdriving the shite out of that little arse roots type blower with that big arse pulley


C'mon goddamnit- how many other people you know have sucessfully blown a Vanguard? If you come to Raceland today, you can crank it up and drive it around. It starts, runs, idles, works.

It's on a tube chassis model of a '33 Ford (kinda) except it has pulling tires on it. I wouldn't know since you're such an expert and all, but when I hooked it to the NTPA sled in Minneapolis, all I could see was 14 psi on the boost gauge.

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Fishfighter, a 4 engine boat like this?

LINK

A friend was using the first one he built on a construction project, very cool to watch. Chain electric also has several for work now. I have seen theirs in and around Fourchon several times.


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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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Pull enough air to freeze up


That's even more awesome


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re: 14hp B&S Vanguard V-twin - what can I do with it?
Side shaft engine?
Build a mini chopper with dual exhaust.


LessofLes
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Side shaft engine?


No, rear & horizontal.


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Cracker
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Oh hell no you can't post that with out video


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C'mon goddamnit-
Jimmies successfully Rustled.


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