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Got an Engine - What do I do with it?
10/13/13 | Moi

Posted on 10/13/2013 2:35:08 PM PDT by VRW Conspirator

The body of my lawn mower broke. Totaled. I purchased a new lawn mower. But I now have a 6.25 HP Briggs & Stratton engine that runs as good as the day it was bought. So what do I do with the engine? (It seems such a waste to get rid of it)


TOPICS: Hobbies; Outdoors
KEYWORDS: engine
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Suggestions please.
1 posted on 10/13/2013 2:35:08 PM PDT by VRW Conspirator
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To: VRW Conspirator

Build a little go cart


2 posted on 10/13/2013 2:35:51 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: VRW Conspirator

Build your own drone aircraft!


3 posted on 10/13/2013 2:36:56 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: VRW Conspirator

Drive a generator with it. Maybe a pump.


4 posted on 10/13/2013 2:37:02 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: VRW Conspirator

Backup generator. run 12V alternators to battery bank.


5 posted on 10/13/2013 2:37:09 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: VRW Conspirator

Ebay, Craigslist


6 posted on 10/13/2013 2:37:17 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: VRW Conspirator

Go carts!


7 posted on 10/13/2013 2:37:23 PM PDT by RaceBannon (Lk 16:31 And he said unto him If they hear not Moses and the prophets neither will theybe persuaded)
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To: VRW Conspirator

Hook it to a water pump and build a sluice box.


8 posted on 10/13/2013 2:38:06 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: VRW Conspirator

Build a nice ceiling fan.


9 posted on 10/13/2013 2:38:20 PM PDT by right way right (What's it gonna take? (guillotines?))
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To: VRW Conspirator

Vertical Shaft? Their are hovercraft plans using a 4 x 8 sheet of plywood and a leaf blower. This much hp might make that concept work really nice...


10 posted on 10/13/2013 2:38:40 PM PDT by taildragger (The E-GOP won't know what hit them, The Party of Reagan is almost here, hang tight folks....)
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To: VRW Conspirator

Another vote for go cart.


11 posted on 10/13/2013 2:39:50 PM PDT by SIDENET
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To: VRW Conspirator

My wife asked what we would do without her truck, if we are unable to make loan payments for prolonged shutdown.

I promised her she would have a vehicle.

Your engine on a wheelbarrel is adequate.


12 posted on 10/13/2013 2:40:25 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: VRW Conspirator

Definitely a go-cart.


13 posted on 10/13/2013 2:40:54 PM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: cripplecreek

This gets my vote. But convert it to run on BS. As long as there are ratz and RINOs in politics you’ll never run out of fuel...


14 posted on 10/13/2013 2:41:19 PM PDT by prisoner6 ( FREEDOM!)
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Build a practical, three-wheeled, go-to-the-corner-store vehicle.


15 posted on 10/13/2013 2:41:56 PM PDT by Excellence (All your database are belong to us.)
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To: right way right

LOL!


16 posted on 10/13/2013 2:42:29 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: VRW Conspirator

You have several trot line weights


17 posted on 10/13/2013 2:44:46 PM PDT by deport
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Go-Kart. Leaf chopper. Lawn vacuum. Wood splitter. Irrigation pump.


18 posted on 10/13/2013 2:44:57 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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Assuming it is vertical shaft, not much you can do with it that is worthwhile financially other than put it on Craigslist and sell it.

Horizontal shaft gives you a lot of options......but then, selling it might be the best idea for it as well......


19 posted on 10/13/2013 2:46:50 PM PDT by Arlis (.)
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Some old hydraulic cylinders with lines, junkyard hydraulic pump, an old I-Beam, some welding and bolts, a ball valve, and presto! a great log splitter for about $50.


20 posted on 10/13/2013 2:47:12 PM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: right way right
Build a nice ceiling fan.

What did you say. I can't here you because of the ceiling fan. Did you say slice a Steeler's fan?

21 posted on 10/13/2013 2:47:38 PM PDT by VRW Conspirator (Producing Talk Show Prep since 1998.)
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Should bring 100 to 200 cash american on craigslist.


22 posted on 10/13/2013 2:48:15 PM PDT by exnavy (Fish or cut bait ...Got ammo, Godspeed!)
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Lawn ornament.


23 posted on 10/13/2013 2:48:40 PM PDT by Bobalu (Bobo the Wonder Marxist leads Operation Rodeo Clown against Syria)
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CO2/CO gas generator!! ;)


24 posted on 10/13/2013 2:55:56 PM PDT by RAY (God Bless the USA!)
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Most vertical shaft lawn mower engines will not run properly without a blade on them. The reason is because the flywheel is not heavy enough by it’s self.

So the only thing it’s really good for is to put on another mower. Try to sell it.


25 posted on 10/13/2013 2:56:01 PM PDT by babygene ( .)
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4 stroke, 6-1/2HP Margarita blender.

Your tequila mileage may vary.

26 posted on 10/13/2013 2:58:09 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: VRW Conspirator
"Advertise" it if you have a "company e-mail" site...I work at a small college, with a "college-Personal" faculty/staff forum for listing items for sale, etc...I had 20 offers for a large snowblower that didn't work, good engine though, and some people are really good at refurbishing/rebuilding/reusing...I'm not one of them, and just wanted it out of my garage, so I gave it away to the first person that wanted it, but it's good to keep things that still/can be made to work! I was surprised that there was so much interest from this "academic" crowd - people have interesting "other" skills and hobbies!!

I listed as "must pick up"...and eBay's also a great place to buy/sell things...I buy a lot, have never sold, but I'm sure you can list for local pick-up only...

Or, you could make a scooter or go-cart or power back-up out of it, as others have suggested - LOL!

27 posted on 10/13/2013 2:59:44 PM PDT by 88keys (I'm sorry, sir, I don't fit in a handbasket...)
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To: Paladin2

“Backup generator. run 12V alternators to battery bank.”

Ditto that. Vertical shaft engines are good for a motor/alternator set up. See
http://www.theepicenter.com//tow082099.html


28 posted on 10/13/2013 3:00:22 PM PDT by NewHampshireDuo
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To: VRW Conspirator
Margaritas!


29 posted on 10/13/2013 3:00:37 PM PDT by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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Craigslist


30 posted on 10/13/2013 3:00:54 PM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: VRW Conspirator
http://www.theepicenter.com/tow082099.html go to this site to see how to build an improvised DC generator from a vertical shaft mower engine. Then with a deep cycle marine battery and an inverter you will have a source of AC/DC power that can be replicated at will for the cost of lawn sale mowers and parts.
31 posted on 10/13/2013 3:02:22 PM PDT by nomad
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AC Converter.


32 posted on 10/13/2013 3:02:39 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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To: babygene
The reason is because the flywheel is not heavy enough by it’s self.

Ah, the B&S engine is balanced for the rotational load of the 21 blade at a constant (relatively) demand. But can I get some use from it is my question, sir.

33 posted on 10/13/2013 3:02:46 PM PDT by VRW Conspirator (Producing Talk Show Prep since 1998.)
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Go on strike with it, John Galt.


34 posted on 10/13/2013 3:07:39 PM PDT by RoarkMan (no tag line entered)
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Chainsaw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60Tamp2fHhg


35 posted on 10/13/2013 3:07:53 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: NewHampshireDuo

That`s a slick setup. Built one years ago for charging my late brothers trolling battery on weekend fishing trips. Also works as an improvised AC source with a http://www.theinverterstore.com/?gclid=CJLxkMHplLoCFXRp7Aodwx8Atw sine wave inverter.
I can vouch for it`s effectiveness.


36 posted on 10/13/2013 3:09:49 PM PDT by nomad
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That`s a slick setup. Built one years ago for charging my late brothers trolling battery on weekend fishing trips. Also works as an improvised AC source with a http://www.theinverterstore.com/?gclid=CJLxkMHplLoCFXRp7Aodwx8Atw sine wave inverter.
I can vouch for it`s effectiveness.


37 posted on 10/13/2013 3:10:07 PM PDT by nomad
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Make a smaller one of these:
http://srl.org/machines/pitching/


38 posted on 10/13/2013 3:11:45 PM PDT by discostu (This is Jack Burton in the Pork Chop Express, and I'm talkin' to whoever's listenin' out there.)
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When I was a teenager, the better mechanically equipped kids would weld up frames and wheels to make these little scooter things about a foot high. One speed, roar around the neighborhood. Likely illegal now like everything else.........


39 posted on 10/13/2013 3:20:00 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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Pressure washer...


40 posted on 10/13/2013 3:22:10 PM PDT by Does so (Soon, we'll be looking like Detroit.)
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To: VRW Conspirator

A few extra parts available online and an old engine can be used to build the Interdementional Hyper Time Travel Vehicle. Complete plans are available for the undermedicated.


41 posted on 10/13/2013 3:23:37 PM PDT by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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I haven’t quite figured out the value of a Pitching machine except perhaps a crowd control unit.


42 posted on 10/13/2013 3:28:10 PM PDT by B4Ranch (AGENDA: Grinding America Down ----- <<http://vimeo.com/63749370)
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You could probably get it to run OK if you used a heavy cast iron pulley on it. The vertical makes it a little hard to use though. You can’t run them on there side... the oil distribution won’t work, they don’t have an oil pump.

If you were able to get it to run smoothly and connected a car alternator with the diodes removed, you’d have a 3 phase generator (put 12v on the rotor and you can get 5 or 6 KW at 100v pretty easily.

This 3 phase alternator will run another car alternator (also with the diodes taken out) as a brush-less motor. You could run anything with that motor.

Or, you could just use an unmodified car alternator, put it on a small cart and pull it behind you E-Bike. (you’d have to adjust the rotor winding voltage to get the desired DC voltage for your E-Bike.)


43 posted on 10/13/2013 3:29:11 PM PDT by babygene ( .)
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To: VRW Conspirator
Bolt on a 24" cross-rip blade to the axle, hang it from a pendant on your HUS, and trim your trees with it.


44 posted on 10/13/2013 3:30:23 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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Put at end of drive with “Free/Works” sign on it.around here wont last a day.

If you put “25.00” vs free on it it wont last an hour,here!


45 posted on 10/13/2013 3:38:22 PM PDT by CGASMIA68
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Go cart project!
We have technical sorts of all types here who can offer advice and encouragement.
Dual use skill sets and all that...


46 posted on 10/13/2013 3:41:43 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: nomad

I put one together a while back with a 3.5 HP horizontal shaft engine with a coupling to the alternator. The coupling parts were from the same company. Makes a really nice set up. A friend has a horiz rig made on an old power washer base.

Far better than trying to charge batteries with a regular battery charger.


47 posted on 10/13/2013 3:42:44 PM PDT by NewHampshireDuo
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Them boys looks like they got some free time.


48 posted on 10/13/2013 3:43:07 PM PDT by CGASMIA68
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Trade the engine to a lawnmower repair shop in exchange for repair/maintenance work.


49 posted on 10/13/2013 3:43:37 PM PDT by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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Gee, turn it on its side and - presto! - horizontal shaft.


50 posted on 10/13/2013 3:47:30 PM PDT by AFreeBird
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