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#1 petrj6 OFFLINE  

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Posted September 25, 2015 - 07:17 PM

     I am thinking on another project and need a few ideas, wanting to hook and engine to a rear diff with a driveshaft sort of like a cub cadet.  I want it geared up to build up speed not power.  this will be a horizontal engine to a rear diff with input shaft in the front.  for that reason I don't think a cub cadet clutch will work as I want it geared up.

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Posted September 25, 2015 - 09:42 PM

You can change the gears so as to have less torque and more speed but you run into trouble with gaining ground speed. Have you thought of using the tranny and rear of say a three wheeler? What is it you want to build I may have some things laying around?

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Posted September 25, 2015 - 09:58 PM

It would really help to know what you want to build.

 

The simplest clutch is a simple belt and pulley arrangement, it's a tried and true setup that has been used for generations.

 

It really depends on what you want for a finished product


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Posted September 26, 2015 - 04:17 AM

I take it you aren't using a hydro?



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Posted September 26, 2015 - 04:49 AM

   I have the engine and a standard rear trans out of a gt, the trouble I am running into is when I get the frame done and bolted to the rear diff the two will line up shaft to shaft.  of course I will need a driveshaft, that is why I was thinking about a cub cadet clutch setup but that is direct drive and I want it geared up.  I was thinking about using a gear reducing setup of a briggs engine just turn it around so It geared up rather than down, I just need to find one and then use a cub style clutch behind that.

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Posted September 26, 2015 - 05:36 AM

There is a B&S with the gear reduction here, but it is not mine. Not sure how you can accomplish what you plan, but sounds like a fun toy.



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Posted September 26, 2015 - 10:13 AM

     Turn the gear reduction around, it would require a bit of machining but that would increase the speed of the output shaft considerably !!!   maybe even to fast.  I am probably going to go with a belt clutch I was just looking for other ideas.

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Posted September 26, 2015 - 10:32 AM

If you really want to keep the shafts aligned, run a double belt clutch  to a jack shaft and chains back to the driveshaft. You could put whatever sprockets you wanted on it.


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