Weed eater engine conversion

Discussion in 'DIY Marinizing' started by Ward, Jun 2, 2003.

  1. buttales
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    buttales Junior Member

    yeah they have chainsaw blade attachments that can fit on brushcutters called polesaws but i'm talking about a 10in. round saw blade on a brushcutter cutting down christmas trees. i'm not sure if a 50cc brushcutter engine is lighter than a 50cc chainsaw engine, but the whole brushcutter weighs about 20lbs
     
  2. threedogs
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    threedogs Junior Member

     
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  3. pistnbroke
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    pistnbroke I try

    photos is what we want ......
     
  4. threedogs
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    The article says the motor should have a clutch? How can one know if this motor does indeed have one?
     
  5. parkland
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    parkland Senior Member

    That is a good point, I know not all weed eaters have a clutch.
     
  6. threedogs
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    threedogs Junior Member

    Well I got r gone...
     
  7. bdk
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    bdk New Member

    motors

    iv read every last post and taken lots of nots , i was planning on buying the honda gx35 , but was wondering about the honda gx50cc or the titan xc50s suppose to be 3hp . but since ther 4 stroke without the oiling system of the gx35 would there be problems ?
     
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  8. pistnbroke
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    pistnbroke I try

    more cc is good ..makes the selection of a prop less critical..Ithink you will find you can tilt these to sufficient angle for your long tail...say 15 deg
     
  9. threedogs
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    I just finished another one made with a 52cc brush cutter two stroke engine. Has lots of pqwer .
     
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  10. pistnbroke
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    pistnbroke I try

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  11. HelicopterJohn
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    HelicopterJohn HelicopterJohn

    E-Bay 49CC Motor

    Hi,

    Thanks for sharing. Do you know what the gear ratio is? Let us know if you decide to purchase one and how it works. Of Course, pictures are always nice to see.

    John
     
  12. HelicopterJohn
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    HelicopterJohn HelicopterJohn

    New Build 52CC Brushcutter

    Hi Threedogs,

    Do you have any pictures/videos of your 52CC Brushcutter build or sea trials? If you have any please post.

    Thanks,

    John
     
  13. beachbob
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    beachbob New Member

    String Trimmer curved shaft

    To reverse the curve direction I cut a mirrored notch at 180 degrees from the factory notch which places the cutting head where you need it to be. Most shafts turn CCW so the prop must be a "pusher" rather than a "tractor"
     
  14. Erich_870
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    Erich_870 Junior Member

    Now that we're above freezing again I couldn't wait to take my boat out for a ride this weekend. It was windy, rainy and cold, but I'd been waiting for an extra-high tide for more than a month!

    Check out the underwater footage in the middle! :D



    Erich
     
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    hoytedow Wood Butcher

    Cool.
     
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