I'm close to running Mike Bates open star, he was sure it was plenty enough in 2012, and he didnt . but this one is right...
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Probably too old a post but....the tecumsehs are great ! i ran flathead opens for years 86-93 used the 5 hp-8hp block (look same on outside) we used a 6hp crank that could be cut to 1 inch main jornold we got 300 thou stroker ,140 overbore our team domanated that track for 5 years won all points races for 5 years in a row . our engine man built a tecumseh FH that had a forged horstman BRIGGS std stroke crankshaft BUT had some HUGE ! piston aries i think ? it could not be beaten but that was some years ago before all the OHV stuff , we quit when clones hit ! joined the VKA back to b-bombs / macs for fun
No. It's barely enough motor to take on a kt100 open. Find a 250f or Sudam125 they are both low maintenance motors and great for startersI run at a fairly long track, with lots of bank to it, most of our opens are gx390 or briggs 342's, does a star motor still have a chance against these guys?
That is one of the best engines out there. The only problem is getting parts are you most definitely will be all over those guys or beating them.I run at a fairly long track, with lots of bank to it, most of our opens are gx390 or briggs 342's, does a star motor still have a chance against these guys?