Re: Anyone use the Harbor Freight engines?
Honda carbs and many other parts are a direct bolt on...but Id never pay their prices.
I get my parts, for both my clones, and my genuine hondas, from gxparts.com. They aare chinese parts and priced at a fraction of the price of Honda parts.
For instance, I just finished an overhaul of a Honda GX-390 for kart racing, I paid 150 dollars for the engine, used, running, but it smoked some and wouldnt ru smooth due to a corroded carb.
The parts I needed were a set of rings, gaskets, carburetor.
If Id bought from HONDA, Id have paid nearly 200 dollars for those 3 parts...but I bought clone parts and paid 50 dollars for all 3 parts. In fact I was able to buy a custom 3 stage pipe, K&N filter with velocity stack, all the above parts, paint, for under 150...
The thing starts on one pull, idles great with no playing around with it, no smoke, no problems. Fwiw, many honda parts are made in china....at the same facilties that make the clone parts...no it isnt a coincidence.
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1997 K3500 Dually Sierra
Crew Cab, Long bed, Vortec 454
1995 K3500 Silverado
1995 K2500 Silverado
6.5 Detroit Turbo Diesel
1994 GMC Sierra Z71