Recent content by mike.

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    MTD Columbia - Need some help reassembling

    Woah! I haven't been on here in a while. Anyway, I have an old MTD Columbia frame that I picked up for free a while back. Unmodified frame, wheels, bars, tank, almost everything except the engine and jack shaft. I want to restore the wheels first. The problem is I do not know how to rebuild...
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    I wanna build a go-boat

    This idea has been floating around my head for a while. I saw a homemade 'mud boat' on the internet and figured that idea can be adapted to a much smaller boat and make it go way faster. On normal mud boats they use a 20-30 hp engine, but the boats are bigger and made to carry multiple people...
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    Got my CCW permit

    So I got my permit and I have been looking at guns for a while. I can't decide what I want though. I narrowed it down to two guns in 3 calibers. S&W M&Pc in 9, 40, and 45 and S&W M&P Shield in 9 and 40 (no 45 model) I shot so many guns it is insane and I decided I like the M&P best. The only...
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    Fixing up the fixie!

    Quick back story: So I was living in San Diego and feeling pretty down about being so far from all my friends back in Ohio. It got progressively worse as I started getting stuff piled on me at work, working 4 or 5 hours extra every night, coming in on weekends, the list goes on. I would stay in...
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    Parts matching!

    Just throwing this out there to see if I can get a spark of interest: I would like to see a community built catalog of parts that fit engines they weren't made for. Fitting a Briggs connecting rod into a Tecumseh engine, for instance. Would anyone be interested in providing information or ideas...
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    Invest in billet

    8,000 RPM. It was fun while it lasted.
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    Mikuni 22mm Tuning help!

    First things first: I have read, reread, rereread, and rerereread the Mikuni tuning manual. It was a general manual but it hit all the points for my carb too, I think. I like to make my posts in a strange format and very long: thumbsup: Engine: Tecumseh HS50 5HP, governor removed...
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    Hey there Been creepin' for a while now just reading up on some stuff here and there. Today I decided to just register so I can bug you guys with dumb questions and help others with my experiences (mostly bad). I am a mini bike guy but only because that's all I have. I would actually classify...