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Old 12-30-2018, 10:18:45 AM
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I have to say Iím a HUGE made in USA fan, but I do also love the Honda engines (which a lot of their parts are made in Thailand now) but I needed a motor for my boat , I have a Thai long tail swamp runner mud motor. I bought a harbor freight Predator engine the 420 actually. I only did this after watching HOURS of YouTube videos, and I have to say guys, my motor runs like a top, I only use the pull cord to start it , it truly is just like a real Honda. Anyone out there considering one can watch tons of YouTube like I did and find out they have great quality. Now I have heard the spark plugs are shit, and the flywheels are lighter (cheaper) than the GX390 Honda , but all the parts on them interchange, guys I love USA stuff, but unfortunately I just donít have anything bad to say on the predator, also Iíve read great things on the Duromax 440 engine too, itís another Chinese Honda clone engine with a bigger bore, the aftermarket part for these are insane, and I do believe they are more readily available than Briggs too. Amazon has any part you can imagine for them and fairly cheap, these people building these drag go cart engines are pushing these engines 3-4 times over what they come out from the factory with, which I know you can do the same onthem small Briggs engines too. So if you only have a small budget like me (cause this boat has been a huge project to get it going) donít know them with out trying them. Thatís just my .02 cents worth, I have love for all the USA motors too
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