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Unread postAuthor: brplatz » Tue Nov 25, 2008 4:57 pm

Hello all,

I am in need of a horizontal shaft engine around 10-15hp.
I have searched the usual places for new ones but there all around $300-$500. I would really like to not have to spend that kind of money.
If anyone has ideas on where to get one please let me know.

It is for a future hovercraft project.

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Brplatz
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Unread postAuthor: pocket » Tue Nov 25, 2008 5:23 pm

depending on where u live u got ebay, kijiji, princess auto, industrial tool, craigs list try em all i doubt u would want it shipped either cuz then ur goona be bent over and .... self explanitory
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Unread postAuthor: MaxuS the 2nd » Wed Nov 26, 2008 8:45 am

Take a regular engine and turn it 90 degrees.
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Unread postAuthor: jitup » Wed Nov 26, 2008 9:21 am

you can't take a vertical shaft engine and turn it 90, the oil will like into the cylinder and the engine will burn oil fr the first half hour than it will start melting, when you turn it off the engine will cool, than when you go to start it agin it will be locked up and seized. I would use a 250cc or larger 2 cylcle snow mobile engine, 2 cycles have a higher RPM range than 4 strokes and you do not need a huge amount of torque unless you are spinning a MASSIVE fan, and I mean Gigantic. If you are determined, look for older lawnmowers, they used to have horizontal shafts in some, and some could range up to 30 hp
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Unread postAuthor: SEAKING9006 » Wed Nov 26, 2008 12:57 pm

Try Harbor Freight tools, they have horizontal engines.
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Unread postAuthor: psycix » Wed Nov 26, 2008 2:45 pm

MaxuS the 2nd wrote:Take a regular engine and turn it 90 degrees.

Close, but not many engines like that cuz of oil.
Why not take a regular engine and use something like a belt, chain or gears to rotate the rotary movement 90 degrees?
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Unread postAuthor: jitup » Wed Nov 26, 2008 3:13 pm

for such a set up it would only cost a little less than buying a used engine.
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