The 6.5 HP Engine on Harbor Freight??? #2

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I'm still with the HF6.5 because of the Bang-for-the-Buck ratio, although after seeing what Russ has been accomplishing, it'd been fair to toss in the 2-stroke as an option, too.
As an aside, but somehow relevant; One thing I've noticed about any DIY hobby, be it karts, model airplanes, advanced basket weaving, whatever... someone always goes over the top at great expense and turns a fun, HA-HA hobby into "Serious Business". The "Calvin & Hobbs" cartoons poked fun at the trend with the fictional "Chewing Magazine ...for those who take their gum-chewing seriously." Some of us can throw enough $$$ at these things to make theirs "The Ultimate Kart" (Along with the All-Important Bragging Rights).... I say, "Good for you." In the meantime, it's all about fun, isn't it? If someone comes up with a way to power these things from any cheap method of turning a motor shaft, I'm for it. This forum has offered some really cool ideas and methods that keep the meaning and the spirit of DIY.
LONG LIVE CHEAP AND FUN!
Ooops. Time to get off of soapbox.
 

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This forum has offered some really cool ideas and methods that keep the meaning and the spirit of DIY.
LONG LIVE CHEAP AND FUN!
Ooops. Time to get off of soapbox.

Whoa there! LOL!

I had mentioned it in a previous thread that one of the main reasons why I joined this site was because of the lack of commercialism I found on it. I love to do things for myself and not buy everything pre-assembled. I didn't really think much about two stroke engines either until Russ came along and showed us what they can do. Then I stumbled across one and I can't wait to get it working! Unfortunately I'm low on the funds department for the time being. I want to work on getting my garage organized so that I can start a new project, which I will unveil soon, I have some ideas I want to throw out there and see what you guys think of it.
 

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...as usual I can't wait to see what rolls out of your Laboratory, er, garage! $$$ is keeping me from going on with my 2-stroke project too, but SOON... yes... SOOON!
I apologize for my soapbox bit... I kinda get worked up.
 

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No, I was saying Whoa to the "Long live cheap and fun" comment. LOL! :arf:

It's all good man!
 

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Not personally, but since I can't afford to break one, I'm not exactly trying. I did get one of them up to 4600 rpm on a high-speed test run, and it was fine. But I was only at that rpm for a minute or so. I think when used within their design limits, they're fine.
 

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I use one, stock as of now, and i love it. never a problem. it went through all winter without starting once, and when spring came around, i changed the gas and started it up on my first pull.

i know of Hondas that can't even say that.

I'm not saying these are by any means better than a Honda, I'm just saying that in MY particular case, my $130 HF engine has performed far beyond my expectations and I will continue to buy this engine for any future project.

has anyone used HF's 13 HP engine?
 

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Kibble- it's like the LawnBoy thing... You GOTTA have at least one!..... Until the HF came out, I was picking through Goodwill at old Briggs engines (usually the 60000 series 2hp model) and they usually weren't in the best of shape... Now, I save up a little $$, and anything you build hauls butt dependably!
The 13hp would be stupid amounts of fun!
 
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