New Power Plant

I got the new power plant and set it in place, and it fit’s great.  It’s a 6.5 hp engine, with 3/4″ output shaft.  I put a 10-tooth sprocket on it because it will be direct drive constantly spinning the 2 counter-rotating shafts.  No clutch or anything is needed, as that is handled by engaging the belts downstream, just like a riding lawn mower.


I also welded in a structure to hold the idler sprocket (which is needed to make the chain drive the shaft sprockets in opposite directions, as explained in a previous post).  The idler sprocket has it’s own 5/8″ bearing, so I just need a short 5/8″ bolt and it’s ready to go.

Now it’s time to make permanent motor mounts, run the chain, and install the drive belts.

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