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first of all, what engine should I use? i have access to a Suzuki 2 cycle, and 4 cycle. but could use just about anything.

next, should I keep the 6 speed, or are there ways to make it 7,8,9+ speeds?
 

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here is some more info.

I am building 2 more, the first one is going to be used commercially by my neighbor.

it will get steel ball bearing front wheels, and steel rear wheels.

what engine should this one get?


the next one I am thinking might be a MTF community mower, lol. name what you guys would like to see, and I will try and build it.
 

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Id say go with the 2 stroke suzuki engine for the one being commercially used. I think they were rated to be able to hold up to 25,000 hours on them.

As for the second, i wouldnt mind seeing a 327 chevy or a 302 ford on the second one...:trink40:
 

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cool, i will see


how about a VW engine?


I think I will make a thread for the community mower, just for the **** of it.
 

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Is that a 1.8T on the bench? I say drop that in to a garden tractor :greendr:

My sister has a Jetta GLI, with the 2.0T, and the 6-speed DSG. It's an '08 or '09, I think (I don't know VW's). It's a hot little car. I say "little", it's actually pretty roomy inside. It's one of those sporty cars that's easy to live with day after day.
 

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Is that a 1.8T on the bench? I say drop that in to a garden tractor :greendr:

My sister has a Jetta GLI, with the 2.0T, and the 6-speed DSG. It's an '08 or '09, I think (I don't know VW's). It's a hot little car. I say "little", it's actually pretty roomy inside. It's one of those sporty cars that's easy to live with day after day.

hahaha, no just a 1.8 8V.
 

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the shaft on the suzuki is too short for a snapper
by how much? I can make a custom adapter plate that is flat, instead of the Toro one that sits the engine up about an inch or so.

also, were you saying there was a kit to put these engines on a Snapper?
 

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Back in the day Snapper made an adapter kit to put a zuki 2 stroke on a snapper deck. IIRC it came with a mounting ring for the engine, a throttle cable and hub for the blade.

I looked all over the net last year for one and the closest thing I found were some part numbers but no actual kits and/or parts.
 

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For a while, I've been wanting to build an old "Forest Gump" style Snapper rider with a jetted Lawn-Boy Duraforce engine.
 

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For a while, I've been wanting to build an old "Forest Gump" style Snapper rider with a jetted Lawn-Boy Duraforce engine.

+10 internets for you sir!

that would be awesome. and those mowers are cheap around here.
 

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It probably wouldn't be hard to do either. I imagine they come with around 8hp from the factory so a jetted DF should be sufficient enough....I don't know maybe 7.5hp? Who knows how accurate the 8hp rating was anyways. I love those mowers. I like the simplicity of those machines. Plus the deck is small enough that you can still take a fair amount of time mowing. Large riders are great, but they get the job done too soon unless you have a huge yard :)

Maybe call it a Snapper Boy...or Lawn Snapper?
 
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