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Old 08-08-2011, 03:17 AM   #10 (permalink)
Frank Lee
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Blue - '93 Ford Tempo
Last 3: 27.29 mpg (US)

F150 - '94 Ford F150 XLT 4x4
90 day: 18.5 mpg (US)

Sport Coupe - '92 Ford Tempo GL
Last 3: 69.62 mpg (US)

ShWing! - '82 honda gold wing Interstate
90 day: 33.65 mpg (US)

Moon Unit - '98 Mercury Sable LX Wagon
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When I was a kid I made a trike go-cart with bicycle wheels and a typical go-cart drivetrain consisting of centrifugal clutch and chain, direct with no jackshaft. I had a driven sprocket welded right to the bicycle sprocket on the old "Mattatuck" coaster brake hub which survived the 2hp B&S "N" and the 3 1/2hp Tecumseh, but the hub split under the mighty 5hp B&S' torque.

I think these days I'd like to go with belt drive- built in rubber cushioning AND no fooling around with messy lubes.

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