I have a sit down electric scooter, looks like your typical cheap japanese version, can i put a lawnmower engine on it?

Japenese sit down electric scooter
Got a running push mower sitting around for the engine donor.
Can it be put on the scooter, didnt know since the shaft is running down.
Didnt wanna use a weed eater motor, those things lock up after a year or so.

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Re-design7 years ago
It's much harder using a vertical shaft engine. You have to figure out a way to rotate the drive 90 deg. You may be able to do that with a twisted vee belt and pulleys or find a 90 deg. angle gear drive. Then add a clutch etc. and you've got a powered scooter. Don't hurt yourself.
jcam1980 (author)  Re-design7 years ago
Ill have to look into this twisted vee belt and 90 angle gear drive. Sounds like this idea isnt gonna fly. I also have a AC unit fan motor but i dont think it will work either cause of the current it is setup on
THe a/c fan motor is also alternating current not direct current of the battery.
Clutch is a good point. I presume there's no clutch on the electric, since the motor can be stopped/started/reversed immediately. And certainly only one gear, for similar reasons. So you're going to want at least a clutch, and possibly a full gearbox. I'd also note that if you're planning on running this faster than it ran in the past, you're going to have to think about increased wear.
NachoMahma7 years ago
.  The lawn mower engine will probably put out too much torque and the drivetrain will end up self-destructing.