Would Anyone Use A Honda Clone Engine For A Pulling Motor
Posted September 12, 2013 - 11:01 PM
Posted September 12, 2013 - 11:04 PM
Wouldn't even pay me enough to build one of them. Theyre small and cant handle the power like a true flathead motor. Im sure you could but why waste the money?
Posted September 13, 2013 - 06:10 AM
I know go carts use them and the clone versions. You can get a lot of HP from them. If you go to a cart customizing site you'll see what's out there for engine kits. I think the 15/16hp versions are 420cc so they are a lot smaller displacement wise than a K341.
Posted September 13, 2013 - 06:16 AM
I have a Honda 13 hp twinn ohv water cooled. i was thinking about building something with.
Posted September 13, 2013 - 08:00 AM
As Brian said, they are racing them on GoKarts all over the country. It was an effort to reduce the cost of racing and from what I have seen at the local gokart track there are a lot of hop up parts available to make them plenty fast. Like Mike said, is it worth it if you have to put $500-$ !000 in parts to make the horsepower? Maybe, for gokarts but for a puller I have my doubts.
They are not going to put out the torque at lower RPM that you can get from a Kohler.
Sooner or later someone is going to do it.
I will say I have a clone on my rototiller and it is a great engine. But I'm not going to hop it up.
Edited by JD DANNELS, September 13, 2013 - 08:05 AM.
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Posted September 13, 2013 - 08:07 AM
I would think you will need to blueprint the whole engine, just to insure quality control.