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    Default Which CVT for Briggs Vanguard V twin?

    Briggs & Stratton V twins are appearing in a lot of antique builds. Which CVT fits the 18hp Vanguard?

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    Take a visit to this site . Many are converting the old Cushman scooters over to 18hp Vanguards .
    http://www.hobbytech.com/VGcenter.htm

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    Great link! Thanks!
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    You're probably looking at the Comet 44C. Up to 25 HP, 1-1/8 inch shaft input.
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    Thanks for the info. Looks like a Vanguard and Comet CVT is far cheaper than a Harley engine and gearbox.
    I had considered buying a used chopper rolling chasis from somebody that couldn't or didn't want to finish it. It looks like I could add a Vanguard/Comet drive train for well under $1500. The Vanguard should be adequate for non-freeway, surface street riding.
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    I agree- I saw on that Cushman site that people are getting speeds up to 70 mph with the 18hp. That is plenty of speed for any 2 lane. Personally, I would stay off of divided highways.

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    Here's some parts info on that...

    http://www.smallenginewarehouse.com/...er%20Eagle
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    I recently saw a warmed over Harley Hummer (1951) running a Lifan 200cc engine on EBay. The Lifan is a good motor, but I would insist on a domestic or Aeromacchi (sp?) engine if the original mill was unsalvageable or missing.
    I guess the good news is that old Harley is back on the road.
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