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Does this engine have a fuel pump?  What’s left... electrical?

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19richie66
7 hours ago, pullstart said:

Does this engine have a fuel pump?  What’s left... electrical?

Fuel pump is just under the front of the air cleaner. Since the engine is magneto ignition, I just need battery power to crank it over for a test run. Just want to test it/the hydro and makes sure it all works. I’ll hopefully make the wiring harness next. I want to use the push button starter and all original controls on it if I can.

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Posted (edited)

Testing 👍

 

 

 

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PeacemakerJack

Exciting stuff Richie😎

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ebinmaine

Absolutely Excellent. 

 

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19richie66
2 minutes ago, ebinmaine said:

Absolutely Excellent. 

 

Thanks Eric! 

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ebinmaine
4 minutes ago, 19richie66 said:

Thanks Eric! 

You're welcome. Check YouTube for my other comment....

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4 minutes ago, ebinmaine said:

You're welcome. Check YouTube for my other comment....

I saw it. Truly humbled by it. Factory look is what I’m after. :handgestures-thumbupright:

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pullstart

That 12 second clip... is that Tesla mode auto driving?

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Posted (edited)
5 hours ago, pullstart said:

That 12 second clip... is that Tesla mode auto driving?

cruise control 

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ebinmaine

I like it. 

Sleeper Hydro. 

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pullstart

Genius!  So creative, Richie!

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Handy Don
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On 5/2/2021 at 7:52 PM, 19richie66 said:

Not on a hydro. You would need to get into the valving and relief springs/settings to increase flow. I prefer to leave it alone. I’ll just be happy if it moves. :handgestures-thumbupright:

Larger diameter tires would give you something but nothing earthshaking! Swapping out "H" and in "HC" gears in the transaxle can also add another 1+ mph--but a lot of work and $$ for a small gain.

Your creativity and craftsmanship are simply awesome. Thanks for letting us follow along.
 

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Maxwell-8
7 hours ago, Handy Don said:

Larger diameter tires would give you something but nothing earthshaking! Swapping out "H" and in "HC" gears in the transaxle can also add another 1+ mph--but a lot of work and $$ for a small gain.

Your creativity and craftsmanship are simply awesome. Thanks for letting us follow along.
 

And like putting on 30 inch tall tires, wouldn't that make a hydro faster? 

 

I heard the 520 are a bit faster, to they have different gearing? 

 

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1 hour ago, Maxwell-8 said:

And like putting on 30 inch tall tires, wouldn't that make a hydro faster? 

 

I heard the 520 are a bit faster, to they have different gearing? 

 

I think the 520HC was faster but like mentioned only by maybe 1mph. Too much work for me at this point. It will be quick enough for her. I may go just a little taller with the tires when the time comes. Want to get everything figured out first before teardown and paint.  :handgestures-thumbupright:

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19richie66
8 hours ago, Handy Don said:

 

Your creativity and craftsmanship are simply awesome. Thanks for letting us follow along.
 

Thanks for following along........I’m humbled and appreciate the comments. 

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PeacemakerJack

It is coming along nicely Richie—love the disguised gearshift knob!

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Handy Don
11 hours ago, Maxwell-8 said:

I heard the 520 are a bit faster, to they have different gearing? 

There was thread not long ago that discussed H vs HC gearing (and some other models as well) 

I remember that it was the short-lived 520-HC ('88-89) that was a bit faster. Same Eaton 1100 as the "H" but its transaxle was geared a bit higher. If I recall correctly, it was 7.5 max vs. 5.6 on the H (?)

If you could fit 30" tires (?) and kept your "regular" transaxle it'd up the top speed by 30% -- 5.6 on the 23's to 7.3 mph.

I'm sure a "road gear" would be neat for some folks that travel on smooth surfaces, but for me the current max is bouncy enough!

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Tires on it now are 27” tall, 4” taller than the 520 stock tires. Should roll around ok. 

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Handy Don
4 minutes ago, 19richie66 said:

Tires on it now are 27” tall, 4” taller than the 520 stock tires. Should roll around ok. 

It'll be quick, that's for sure!

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Think it might just make it to the Big Show :handgestures-thumbupright:

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Throttle & choke levers came in today. Those are installed, cables hooked up and adjusted. Also made a plate for the solenoid to mount to. Wiring is next. Made a harness from an Xi harness I had. Repositioned wires to the correct terminals and Ohm tested good. 

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