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Old 01-08-2014, 07:36 PM
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In the 4th picture it looks like you're missing the dipstick from its hole in the left front corner of the crankcase. Hope this is just an optical illusion otherwise a nasty surprise might be in store.
Good eye! The motor actually has tow bungs cast in for an oil filler,,,probably for different applications. The one you see has not been machined open. The one machined has a filler tube and a nice cap and dipstick for filling/adding from the top of the engine.
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Old 01-09-2014, 07:52 PM
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Default Very clean!

David,
Great idea using the snow blower drive unit.
A very clean and professional job.

I opted for an electrical unit not as simple and straight forward as yours but it does the job very well. My design required a couple of changes before I got it right and it shows.
I do get to use my old aircraft batteries though and the whole thing cost just around 300 dollars.

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Old 01-09-2014, 11:49 PM
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Default We do not have snow here !

We do not have snow here - so we cannot buy a snow thrower

Ernst - what did you start off with - electric scooter??
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Old 01-10-2014, 06:33 AM
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Scooter bike wheel and matching sprockets and chain.
Relay forward and reverse and the tarp motor.
The frame is 1" square tubing.
Spring and cable actuated fork to attach nose wheel in a standing position.
Some have used windshield wiper motors that have a similar angle drive system but those are less powerful and seem to cost at least as much as these tarp motors or even more.
The batteries are 18 AH Lead acid removed from my RV 8 after 5 years of service and now 10 years since new still going strong .

http://www.ebay.com/itm/TARP-MOTOR-A...-/141071526216
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Old 01-13-2014, 03:45 PM
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I couldn't find the blower in the local stores - we don't get much snow. Most of the online ones are too spendy or unavailable. So I found the same blower as the OP via Craigslist. Works great and I was able to pick it up for $250. So I will be performing some surgery on it since the plane is in the paint shop. Thanks for the great tip!
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Old 01-13-2014, 04:36 PM
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We do not have snow here - so we cannot buy a snow thrower

Ernst - what did you start off with - electric scooter??
Jan, surely someone sells a small walk-behind powered sidewalk sweeper?
....or how about one of those 2-wheel Troybilt type brush mowers or a garden roto-tiller?
...hmmmm, definintely a regional/hemisphere thing to cope with eh?
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Old 01-13-2014, 10:13 PM
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We do get lawn mowers here, but they are mostly petrol engined.

No sidewalk sweepers that I could source. Yes you do get big industrial machines but no small "personal" machines. I will look into one of these "Razor" electric scooters.

Like this one http://www.razor.com/products/electric-scooters/e300s/
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Old 01-14-2014, 04:44 PM
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Default Scooter Tug

A neighbor here in our airpark made a tug out of his dad's "Scooter". He uses it to move his Mooney around with little or no effort.

Here is a link to a slide show of the project.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=td8PxIfyF_o
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Old 01-27-2014, 06:50 PM
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Thanks again for the idea. I was able to find an identical model on Craigslist for only $250. It was used for one season. A little iron square tube and rod, a trip to the local brake shop for some welding, black spray paint and some handles from the local hardware store and voila.



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Old 01-27-2014, 07:49 PM
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A friend at work made this. Works really well, but probably a little tougher to build than some of the others.



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