[CVT] Which CVT for Briggs Vanguard V twin?

Discussion in 'Transmission / Drivetrain' started by wheelbender6, Jul 28, 2009.

  1. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Well-Known Member

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

    Esteban Active Member

  3. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Well-Known Member

    Great link! Thanks!
     
  4. loquin

    loquin Active Member

    You're probably looking at the Comet 44C. Up to 25 HP, 1-1/8 inch shaft input.
     
  5. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Well-Known Member

    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.
     
  6. HoughMade

    HoughMade Guest

    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.
     
  7. loquin

    loquin Active Member

  8. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Well-Known Member

    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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