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Old 05-24-2009, 02:28 AM
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so i was wandering around the shed this sarvo being bored, and decided to try put a whipper snipper engine on my old kiddie scooter. i originaly wanted chain drive and found a sprocket to fit on the motor but am to stindgy to buy one for the wheel.

i had an old spindle i made a while ago laying around, so its going to be spindle driven. just gotta turn it out and tap a new thread tomorrow at school.
do you think i will need to use a turn buckle or some sort of spring to push the engine and spindle onto the wheel or should i weld it up solid,its the one with the solid tyres so theres bound to be alot of wear.
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is that spindle....wood? it also looks a bit offcenter haha, i'd go with really strong springs or turnbuckles myself.
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I think it has duct tape on it too!
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nah its metal, i have to turn it out at school today, it was just sitting on the shaft.
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Actually, I think it's a short club ...... to beat the **** outta y'all for giving him a hard time.

Speaking of hard times, though, might be interesting seeing if that carburetor will work sideways like that.......
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Actually, I think it's a short club ...... to beat the **** outta y'all for giving him a hard time.

Speaking of hard times, though, might be interesting seeing if that carburetor will work sideways like that.......
2 stroke diaphragm carb, will work in any position.
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Old 05-25-2009, 02:29 AM
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i got the engine mounted, and so it pivots. i need some way of mounting up a turn buckle so i can pull the engine down and up. other than that its finished.

and the carby works on its side, i had it running for a while and it didnt splutter or anything.

cant wait to see if it will moove me
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2 stroke diaphragm carb, will work in any position.
Righto, keep forgetting about those things .........
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Old 05-26-2009, 02:24 AM
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got it mostly finished for a test drive, pushes me along perty fast. no brakes no clutch and no kill switch.... just how i like it. now it dosent want to run, even when i put it back to horizontal, it runs for a bit then stops, those carbys must cost
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Old 05-27-2009, 03:25 PM
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well it wasnt the carby...well kinda. theres a tiny mesh screen fuel filter inside the carby that was blocked, so now i goes good. i took it for some hi speed performance runs down the road and its pretty fast. ill put some more pics up the sarvo, if anyone else has an old whipper snipper motor lying around, i sugggest they build one
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this may be a stupid question, but what is a "whipper snipper"?
it looks like it might be a line-trimmer engine?
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Weed wacker.

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Garden Gremlin?
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You will need a turnbuckle of some sort. The small ones are $0.99 at any hardware store.
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Weed wacker.

actually, that looks more like a Weed Eater. lol
"Weed Eater" is a registered name that Poulan uses, and "Weed Wacker" is one Sears uses.
the proper term for the tool is a line-trimmer.

sorry, im kinda a perfectionist who is into lawn&garden equipment, so i notice those kinda things. lol

but i get what you meant, thanks for confirming that it was a line-trimmer engine
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Jeez, now we got a lawn-and-garden nerd .......*beats the bejeezus outta Hunter with his hundred and forty-seven different lawn and garden catalogs*
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Old 05-28-2009, 01:50 AM
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"The small ones are $0.99 at any hardware store."
thats WAY!!! to much, i welded a nut to the swing arm thing then a bolt goes through it and into the chassis then i just tighten it up.
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Jeez, now we got a lawn-and-garden nerd .......*beats the bejeezus outta Hunter with his hundred and forty-seven different lawn and garden catalogs*
what would i need any lawn and garden catalogs for? im too broke to buy anything! i mostly just keep my stuff running forever and/or get stuff for free and fix it!! lol


but i might try to make a scooter like that, i gotta make at least ONE motorized toy this summer!
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$0.99 is too much money for your budget?
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