Question on engine used on a tractor
Posted March 05, 2017 - 09:47 AM
Although it is a few HP less, I have a single cylinder 13hp Tecumseh OHV collecting dust that I think would be enough to run it, were all the Vanguard engines a v twin? And will a Broadmoor accommodate an engine whose exhaust exits downward?
I bought this engine for something else and tcould not use it for what I wanted because I couldn't make it work with the exhaust coming out where it does on this Tecumseh.
Posted March 05, 2017 - 10:26 AM
Posted March 05, 2017 - 10:44 AM
Posted March 06, 2017 - 08:23 PM
I have seen vanguard Singles but I don't think they were used on any Simplicity's.
Posted March 07, 2017 - 01:20 PM
Posted March 07, 2017 - 10:18 PM
Power wise you shouldn't have much trouble but on your newer Broadmoor there are other considerations.
First- I had loctite red on my pulling Broadmoor as the vibration from the single would shake things apart. Those early ohv Techumseh singles are not very refined in NHV.
Secondly does your 13hp have enough alternator power to run an electric clutch and lights plus charge the battery? On my Hustlers we repowered with Briggs twins I had to change alternator/flywheel to get the 9-10 amps needed to run the electric clutch and have 2-3 amps for battery charging. If your Techumseh was a lawn tractor engine it may have 1 wire for lights and 1 for battery charging which will not work for electric clutch.
Other than that it should bolt in and you can modify your throttle cables and muffler and wiring to make it work for you.
Edited by rickpilgrim, March 07, 2017 - 10:20 PM.
- dodge trucker said thank you
Posted March 08, 2017 - 10:17 PM
Posted March 11, 2017 - 03:05 PM