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#1 Stimey OFFLINE  

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Posted December 23, 2011 - 08:58 AM

I have vertical shaft 24HP briggs v twin how much expense will it require to change this to a horizontal shaft?

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Posted December 23, 2011 - 11:35 AM

I would think your better off selling it and get a horizontal... Some experts will chime in i am sure, but i don't think its possible without changing a lot of it.

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Posted December 23, 2011 - 11:51 AM

I'm no expert but I don't see how it could be made to work on it's side. The gravity return of oil to the base and a lot of other issues would have to be dealt with. If you have the space, you could mount it vertical and use an angle drive to get the power going horizontal but in the end you would probably be better off selling and putting the money towards a suitable engine.

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Posted December 23, 2011 - 02:08 PM

I know I have read about changing these but dont remember if it was a 24 HP or what

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Posted December 23, 2011 - 04:14 PM

I have seen it done with a small flathead Briggs. An oil dipper was added to the rod, and there was a re-worked carburetor on it. It ran, but it was just a static display at a show, so I have no idea how reliable it was. Considering the fuel system and the pressurized oiling on your V-twin I'd have to agree with kb0nly ... looking for a horizontal shaft engine would be the way to go. You could sell what you have now to recoup some of the cost too.




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