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    Default What to do with an old lawn mower engine

    I have a really good 5hp lawnmore engine that runs great. The pan is shot and hardly worth the troube to fix. I'm getting a new mower soon. What can I do with the old one? Ebay? Make somthing useful with it? Could I convert it to a power sprayer or something?

    Some times I'm fast sometimes I'm half-fast


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    Give it to a kid and tell them you'll givem $10 if he can tear it down and put it back together properly.
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    Two words:

    Barstool Racing!
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    Blender!
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    That Is Awsome!

    http://www.barstoolracing.net/Bar%20Stool%20Photos.htm

    But how do I couple the engine to the wheels. It has a bottem shaft.
    Some times I'm fast sometimes I'm half-fast

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    http://www.barstoolracing.net/Parts%20Required.htm

    Rats that Idea is out. Bottem shaft wont work.

    NEXT!
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    One mean weed wacker??

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    woooh! i can build a barstool racer!! i have a 6hp briggs and stratton motor with a side shaft.
    Matt

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    Quote Originally Posted by Damn True
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    Barstool Racing!
    Those things are crazy. I sold mine cause all it wanted to do was flip over. It was too fast for it's own good. Fun but I ended up sell it for double what I had in it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bad Bowtie
    haha someone needs to show that video to briggs and straton
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    Go-Kart kit.
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    Jimmy

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    one thing i dont under stand is how do i make it so with the motor i have when i push the gas it speeds up? sorry if that sounds like a stupid moron question
    Matt

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    remove the governor. That will allow the engine to rev with the throttle.
    Brad Shepard
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    This idea is actually car related.

    http://theepicenter.com/tow02077.html

    how about a hover craft

    http://www.telusplanet.net/public/lo...ryshover9.html

    I can't really find much out their on the web.
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    I vote for the blender. Nuttin will impress the neighbors more when you fire that thing up to make your favorite adult frosty beverage!
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    Ok this seems kinda cool.

    http://www.motherearthnews.com/Alter...ectic-Car.aspx

    This guy put an electric starter in a Opal connect dirrectly to the transmission. He uses a 5hp lawn mower engine to a 100 amp generator.

    This has got me thinking The same idea but with an electric motorcycle. I wonder if I could use the lawn more motor to run an alternator for a battery and drive the back tire with a starter motor?
    Some times I'm fast sometimes I'm half-fast

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    you guys have too much time on your hands....LOL

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    OK I think I have most of the part to make this work. I have a friend looking to see if he still has on old motor cycle frame. I'm thinking the car starter should work for a while but would burn up the bearing before to long.

    Anyone have a guess what kind of RPM you would get with a car starter? I think I would have enough torque but what kind of speed could I get?

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