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#17953 - 08/08/17 11:25 PM Re: Ready for Paint [Re: Lincoln]
GLyford Offline
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Registered: 02/09/10
Posts: 382
Loc: central MA
Being able to run the motor slower is definitely an advantage, and I think you will be a lot happier with direct drive.

There's a lot of little tweaks that go into getting your own machines running, but that's part,of what makes it fun.
#17954 - 08/12/17 05:20 AM Re: Ready for Paint [Re: Lincoln]
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Loc: VA
After switching to a fixed pulley the motor didn't want to start back up with the added I had to educate myself on tuning propane engines a bit but got it running again. Solid operation except belt still slips when trying to build pressure above 750psi. Local tsc doesn't have the sprockets I need so I ordered some 60 pitch sprockets from surplus center and will need to wait. I think with the chain drive I should be able to build enough pressure to move the tracks, but it seems moving this little monster is tougher than I expected. Maybe next weekend...the story of my Summer.
#17955 - 08/12/17 05:23 AM Almost drivable... [Re: Zack]
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It's raining and my parts are on order, so I finally broke this lazy streak and uploaded some photos to's a link. They should be publicly viewable. I have a ton more so if there something anyone wants to see, let me know and I'll add it to the album:

Edited by Zack (08/12/17 08:28 AM)
#17956 - 08/13/17 09:08 AM Re: Almost drivable... [Re: Zack]
Lincoln Offline
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It looks real good Zack! cool
I didn't realize you were trying to run the pumps with one belt, I'd say it's too much load for just one V. A double power band type belt would possibly be enough.
I don't mean to sound negative, but you may not be too happy with the chain drive, I'm pretty sure it'll be prone to stretching and be noisy.
Sure looks good, real eager to see it go!
If you can't weld well.....weld lots...
#17958 - 08/13/17 02:38 PM Re: Almost drivable... [Re: Lincoln]
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Thanks, the chain drive is a pretty cheap fix since I already have plenty of chain, just had to order the sprockets. I thought about the double v belt too, but wasn't sure if it would work and just want something to get enough slip-free power to the pump to test it out. I also came up with a mount for my BBQ propane tank (yup still haven't gotten a real equipment tank for it yet) that will hang the tank on the back left/port side of the machine above the door right by the pressure regulator. I think it should work well and will only require 4 new holes in the machine smile. I'll take some pictures when it get it mounted next weekend. Also, any ideas on quieting down this little Kohler 2cyl? Does anyone make aftermarket really quiet mufflers?
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