Originally Posted by MZRider
I was always told that a flathead had a wide, flat, powerband and using a Gravely L extensively for the last 25 years bears that out. Has enough grunt at just about any rpm to do the job, running WFO isn't needed.
Perfect for mowing. But boardtrackers were more of a WFO w/ an ignition kill switch to slow down.
I was just commenting that what comes to mind when I picture old boardtrackers are open pipes shooting flames from unrestricted engines. And I just question if a gravely will stimulate the senses like that, or remind you of mowing the yard.
I'd almost more visualize something like a 100cc revvy engine run WFO just for noise.