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Unread 04-09-2016, 04:00 PM   #51
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I think CPP has a longer belt, I think its the only other one you can get for 1" CC cvt.

You should be able to use a cheap ford truck starter solenoid for any lawn starter that does not have one. I run my snow plow with one even. The cart gen switch setup you can't use it is hot to start any time the pedal is down, automotive/lawn style is only hot to actually start it momentarily. If you can make the CC solenoid momentary it may work, or it may not because I doubt the gen takes as much power as an automotive/lawn starter but I don't know for sure.

The adapter is about 1" long, the shaft can be 1/8" longer max then it will hit inside the taper clutch....so you can have 1 1/8, any longer you need to spacer behind the adapter to hold it out. You can spacer it 2" on a 3" shaft if you want, but like stated most engines wont fit in a cart with the clutch hanging out that far. The 1" shaft clutches the shaft fits inside the clutch much more than 1" like the taper does, that is why you don't need to cut 1" shafts for 1" clutches.
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Unread 04-09-2016, 09:05 PM   #52
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Thank you for the detailed reply. I like to understand why I can't do certain things, not just be told no!


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I just purchase the longer belt. I measured the difference in where the stock motor mounted and where the now one mounts, and the extra 4 or so inches difference in length is perfect. Thank you for mentioning the belt and where to get it. You've just saved me $450!!!!


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I have been studying the longer shaft on the Vanny and how I can get away with NOT cutting and tapping it. I've come up with the solution. The clutch on the axle (secondary, I think) has a long 3" key. Meaning, that if you take up an inch or so, you'll still have plenty for the clutch to grab the axle with. That would push the secondary out an inch which is the amount usually cut off the NEW primary axle. The secondary clutch may be aluminum, but the core is steel that can be welded to. I welded a thick washer to the outside of the clutch housing. Then I added 2 inches of washers to the inside and used a longer bolt. BAM! The secondary has just been pushed out the inch needed to prevent the primary cut. Now, just shift the motor over a little. Either drill out the mounting plate, or create your own using the square tubing.


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Yeah, and wait till the undue pressure from extending the seconday puts so much strain on it that it explodes your rear end and ends up costing you more than doing it correctly with the correct parts the first time. You related to slonomo?
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I have been studying the longer shaft on the Vanny and how I can get away with NOT cutting and tapping it. I've come up with the solution. The clutch on the axle (secondary, I think) has a long 3" key. Meaning, that if you take up an inch or so, you'll still have plenty for the clutch to grab the axle with. That would push the secondary out an inch which is the amount usually cut off the NEW primary axle. The secondary clutch may be aluminum, but the core is steel that can be welded to. I welded a thick washer to the outside of the clutch housing. Then I added 2 inches of washers to the inside and used a longer bolt. BAM! The secondary has just been pushed out the inch needed to prevent the primary cut. Now, just shift the motor over a little. Either drill out the mounting plate, or create your own using the square tubing.


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This is a recipe for a broken input shaft. BAM! The sound it makes when it breaks. You got that part right...
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JK slo.
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Unread 04-16-2016, 08:11 AM   #58
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