Hello, been quite a while, sorry for no activity on the forum. Not much time for the internet. Mowing has slowed some so I am hoping to mow this coming Sunday then start the conversion Sunday afternoon or Monday. I think it won't be too tough of a mow if the grass is left alone for 2 weeks, probably wouldn't be completely out of control at 3.
I had been doing a couple of much needed conversions on a couple of my GMC trucks in the meantime. I built an all new radiator carriage with fender and grill mounts to support the front clip and have a solid, more common radiator in the '55 GMC. Also the big ol' cabover camper is sitting on the '72 GMC now (was finally able to load it in the mudded area it was stored in) and I've started building the mounting hardware.
Looks like a fun conversion! My son is going on a good 4 years on his 6hp conversion of a little MF8. Keep in mind, that a lot of cart racers use these engines (granted, moreso the 6hp ones) but there are quite a few preformance items and air clearners made for them.
I meant to reply back when i thanked but forgot. I hosted semi organized go kart races in the 80's and 90's and it would have been a great deal to get those 6hp engines back then. We had a stock Briggs 5hp rule but they were getting harder to find cheap and they were easy to "cheat". About all i could do to enforce rules was to require a working choke and they must be able to start with the recoil, not the remote electric starters used by folks with the highly modified ones. 4 years ain't much, I got projects that have been under way longer---LOL!
Edited by MFDAC, August 19, 2015 - 09:33 PM.