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Old 04-26-2014, 06:51:03 AM
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Just read a short article about the Saginaw Powerbike add-on bike conversion kit in Hemmings Motor News. The article says they used a Briggs & Stratton engine. Does anyone know the model Briggs that was used? I'm guessing it may have been an "N".
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Doing a quick Google search , in most of the comments about them , and in the pics , it does appear that a Model N was used . Very cool item .
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Default Re: Saginaw Powerbike

It was an NP with a Continental kickstart pedal. Most of these had a Continental AA7. The models sold thru Sears used the Briggs supplied equivalent of the NP with the modified kickstart. Some non-sears bikes may have been equipped with the Briggs.
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I thought the engine on the bike in the Motor News article looked more like a Continental than a Briggs.
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was a np i have two

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was a np i have two
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Default Re: Saginaw Powerbike

I have an all original 47 Powerbike that has the continental aa7. It was purchased out of an ad from popular mechanics magazine. my researched had me believing that the sears models mostly came with the briggs and the catalog kits had either option.
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I thought the engine on the bike in the Motor News article looked more like a Continental than a Briggs.
yes they did
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Default Re: Saginaw Powerbike

Take a look at the brochure, 155" wheelbase. That's almost 13 feet. A typo I hope unless I'm missing something.
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Take a look at the brochure, 155" wheelbase. That's almost 13 feet. A typo I hope unless I'm missing something.
hee hee... yep, the 1 is in error. Look at the inset description, it identifies 55" wheelbase.
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I just want to know what a Morrow brake and a Gramex bearing is LOL
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Maybe they meant 1 wheelbase 55" long per bike?

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