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Old 01-13-2008, 08:49 AM
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hello how do i change vertical power to horizontal???
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hello how do i change vertical power to horizontal???
Depends on what engine you have. Who is manufacturer and what model number is your engine?? Based on what you have, we can answer more clearly.
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if
one was to ad an oil pum would yat be it apart from the carb ?
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i dont kn ow robin, if its 2-stroke then all youd need to do is get the carb upright.
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So far I have successfully converted 4 different model Lawn-Boy 2 cycle vertical shaft engines to work in horizontal position. An easy undertaking if you understand how/why things work the way they do.
Oil/fuel mixture means all parts are lubricated all the time regardless of shaft orientation. I have seen jugglers use running chainsaws as part of their act.
A vertical shaft 4 cycle engine is very different for a couple of reasons.
These engines rely on a reservoir or sump to supply moving parts with oil.
A typical 3.5 hp Tecumseh uses a pump powered off camshaft which is submerged in oil. An equivalent Briggs and Stratton uses an oil slinger partially submerged in oil.
It seems to me that the B&S engine could be more easily converted as long as oil slinger is making contact with oil. Tecumseh might be a different story in that pump may be left high and dry and unable to pickup oil.
See my other posts relative to this one on http://www.diygokarts.com/vb/showthread.php?t=785.
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