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what should i do with a lawn mower engine? Answered

hey i have a vertical shaft 6.5hp lawn mower engine i dont want to do a go kart or a boat but im bored and i want to do something so, any ideas on what to do?

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the mechanical engineer (author)2011-08-08

sounds like your motor would make a great generator. its a relatively easy project that yields great results!

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what would you power with such a small generator

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anything you wanted to that ran off electricity! lights, radio, tv, even provide suplement energy for your house in the event of an outage!

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but how much wattage do you thing you could get out of it

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well that depends on the rpm's of your motor and which generator motor you choose.

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the rpms are 3600 and for a motor im thinking a alternator of a 88hp mustang 2.3

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wow. good work. however this is where my knowledge of the subject grows a little hazy. what I would do is just use this setup to charge a 12v battery bank, seeing as i think the alternator should already put out 12v. there are a few ibles on here about making gas powered generators. I would check them out for more help.

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iceng (author)BIGHAIRYDUDE2011-08-08
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Quercus austrina (author)iceng2011-08-08

Umm, that is what my link is to in my original reply...

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iceng (author)Quercus austrina2011-08-08

Your ible is a well built robust frame holding a mower turning an alternator
to charge a battery and an upverter to a floor mounted TV work light.

You can supply output power to AC devices by two types of  chemistry.
Irreversible hydrocarbonic combustion and lead acid storage. Yes ?

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BIGHAIRYDUDE (author)iceng2011-08-09

so many words, how are writing yes so small

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Quercus austrina (author)iceng2011-08-08


Well, it's not my 'ible, just a link.

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iceng (author)2011-08-07
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BIGHAIRYDUDE (author)iceng2011-08-07

with a lawn mower engine?

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iceng (author)BIGHAIRYDUDE2011-08-07

Spinning shaft with impeller moves liquid from tank to tank shifting mass.

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Kiteman (author)iceng2011-08-08

Or just keeps a heavy pendulum swinging...

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optimist123 (author)2011-08-07

I guess you could try building a go-cart

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