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    A 212 cc Preditor Engine (Harbor Frieght) in a Dodge Ram 50 4X4 Truck

    A kid puts a 212cc engine in a mini pickup truck and then drives it around a little -- I would liked to have seen more. It sounded like he shifted into 3rd gear and it was moving along pretty well. Anyway, I found it interesting and was surprised it moved the truck at all.

    Long live the internal combustion engine!

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    I love those engines I have one in my Coleman ct200u with the governor removed and a Mikuni carb and it’s actually pretty fast.
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    Amazing. TW-Brian teach this kid?
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    If more kids did stuff like this we'd have a lot less problems in this country...

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    I love everything about this post and this video. This reminds me very much of things we used to build growing up, including putting an OLD Polaris motor on a really crappy homemade go-kart frame. That didn't end well. Anyhow, I love this. I thought this type of adventure and ingenuity ended in today's youth. I guess not. Like to be wrong when it comes to these assumptions. Thank you very much for sharing.
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    Those predator motors (which are a Chinese Honda GX200 clone) have become so popular that there's actually a surprising aftermarket of performance parts for them. High compression pistons, hotter cams, billet rods, adapters to run actual motorcycle carbs, ect. Those 6.5hp motors can become 12-13hp pretty easily, mostly just from beefing them up to turn a lot more RPM. They're such close copies genuine Honda parts can be interchanged in a lot of places.

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    Quote Originally Posted by admiral View Post
    Amazing. TW-Brian teach this kid?
    Hahaha, I can't take any credit for this but it does give me some ideas!

    Like, if the engine in my Ranger pickup takes a puke, maybe I'll toss in a TW engine. Then maybe rig up a hand crank in the front of the grill so I don't have to open the hood and climb into the engine compartment to use the kickstarter !
    Last edited by TW-Brian; 05-16-2019 at 11:50 AM. Reason: fixed typo

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    Impressive. Good to see the younger gen excising ingenuity and creativity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TW-Brian View Post
    Hahaha, I can't take any credit for this but it does give me some ideas!

    Like, if the engine in my Ranger pickup takes a puke, maybe I'll toss in a TW engine. Then maybe rig up a hand crank in the front of the grill so I don't have to open the hood and climb into the engine compartment to use the kickstarter !
    looks like we have gone full circle, this sounds something like a model T
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    Quote Originally Posted by TW-Brian View Post
    Hahaha, I can't take any credit for this but it does give me some ideas!

    Like, if the engine in my Ranger pickup takes a puke, maybe I'll toss in a TW engine. Then maybe rig up a hand crank in the front of the grill so I don't have to open the hood and climb into the engine compartment to use the kickstarter !
    Just jump on his bandwagon. Extend the kickstart shaft out of the front bumper with a bearing on it for support. This would only take a little rigging and you can kickstart it right at the bumper. Just make sure it's in neutral or it might crank right up like his and run you over.

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