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Old 01-23-2015, 12:32:10 PM
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What did your engine come off of ? I have a engine that kinda looks like yours. Mine is a 4-1/2 hp model off a Trojan horse tiller.I believe it is from the early 1970s. It has a cast iron block. The gas tank was full of bad gas when i got it. I took it to work and flushed it out the tank and then glass beaded it. I have not tried to run it yet. It does have spark and good compression.

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I'm not positive but I think it came off a minibike. Or at least it was used for a minibike after it's original purpose. I found it buried in a place with probably over a hundred 60's and 70's minibike engines and parts. The owner bought out a few failed minbike/kart stores inventories and stored them away in the late 70's. He never did much with it all. So since I've known him I go pick a few motors, parts or even full minibikes at least once a month. The first few times I'd go I was so junk drunk I couldn't focus in on it all so I would take pictures and study them later when I'd come to. Then next time I had an idea of what I wanted. The other day I was looking at them for the first time in a while and I can see a lot of the ones I have now as they were. Circled in red is this very engine how I found her.




Is there a way through the model/serial number that you can see if its original purpose was as a minibike? I tend to doubt it because it weighs a ton! But certainly not impossible. That would be interesting to know.
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My engine is cast iron and weighs 45 pounds. Clinton listed it as a long life heavy duty engine. I don,t think a mini bike maker would have used such a heavy and more expensive engine for a mini bike. There is a Clinton related website that may have some information on it.

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The Clinton site is at CLINTONENGINES.US/HOME.HTML
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No I don't think so either. But someone used it on one. Or was planning to. HAHA
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I have a model 23 that i may use on a maxi bike. 9hp and very heavy.
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I have a model 23 that i may use on a maxi bike. 9hp and very heavy.
Are you talking about a Briggs Model 23A? I have one of those and I could barely lift it into the Jeep. HAHA. It seriously must be close to 80 LBS. Do you know I've seen pics of a minibike with one on it? Crazy!
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Yes a model 23AFB. Yes it is heavy. My grand daughter who use to wrestle in high school helped me carry it out to my shop using a pole and rope. I have been wanting to get some of these heavy motors up on to my work bench to work on them because i have bad knees and can't squat or sit on the ground to work on them. So the past two days i built hoist on my work bench using a boat trailer winch, pulleys and cable to lift the big boys. I have my Winco generator hanging on it right now. When you get your motor all back together i will have a better idea if we have the same motor. I will have to try to put pictures on this site in the future. I have never tried to put pictures on this site. I have my grand daughter help me do stuff like that.

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MR EVIL,
i have a briggs zzr6 with hand crank, cast shroud, gear reduction box 6 inch diameter flat belt pulley that is 5 inches wide. engine weighs in at 157 lbs with no gas, oil, or airfilter.

with the right pulleys, it would make a real good pulling trike, but on a mini bike, if it fell over, might be easier to lift the harley.
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I am thinking maybe a trike would be better for me. Both my knees are blown out and a bad back keep me from lifting anything real heavy. Original i wanted to build a trike using a 235 Chevy six with the engine mounted behind me. I was going to use a late 1980s T-bird IRS in the back, but money and getting laid off from my job of 32 years forced me to retire. So now i need to think smaller.

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