snowmobile clutch set up?

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B18Honda
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snowmobile clutch set up?

Post by B18Honda » Thu Dec 06, 2007 8:55 pm

ok today tossing around ideas for my tiny might drive system someone mentiond useing a skidoo belt clutch drive set up sith the jet drive set up i want to build mated up to a 140 hp honda car engine set up. anyone ever try this or have any ideas about the set up ?

upspirate

Post by upspirate » Fri Dec 07, 2007 9:21 am

have to ask hot rod about that....he's into both performance snowmobiles& performance boats :shock:

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Post by B18Honda » Fri Dec 07, 2007 10:52 am

where would i finde him? or contact him?

upspirate

Post by upspirate » Fri Dec 07, 2007 2:55 pm

find a post on here(any post) that he has made & click PM then you can send him a private message

upspirate

Post by upspirate » Fri Dec 07, 2007 2:57 pm

here is his profile with the PM box:


http://glen-l.com/phpBB2/profile.php?mo ... file&u=371

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Post by B18Honda » Fri Dec 07, 2007 3:44 pm

thanks for the imfo, i kept looking for hot rod. it was "mr hot rod" lol

upspirate

Post by upspirate » Fri Dec 07, 2007 3:46 pm

sorry :oops:

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Post by Mr Hot Rod » Fri Dec 07, 2007 4:04 pm

where would i find him? or contact him?
He's usually in the shop working on snowmobiles or the HOT ROD . . . :lol:

Have you e-mailed Bob Hankins ? He would be your primary contact. He's fitted a 120 H.P. Honda Civic V-tech engine in a Tiny Might. Here's a link to his project in Glen-L's Customet Photos :
TINY MIGHT by Bob Hankins, Fresno, CA

My post last June was about coupling a two stroke snowmobile engine to a v-drive. See the link to Olav Aaen's Clutch Tuning Handbook for specific information about the CVT transmissions :
http://glen-l.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=3479#22950

I recall seeing a snowmobile engine powered hydroplane on vintagehydroplanes.com, but can't find the link. I'll keep looking . . .
By all means, PM or e-mail me if you need more info.
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Post by B18Honda » Fri Dec 07, 2007 9:17 pm

lol well sled season is hear so i can guess what you would be getting ready. anyone know Bob,s e mail. i am having a hard time tracking him down and he would be someone i would love to talk to.

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Post by B18Honda » Fri Dec 07, 2007 9:19 pm

upspirate wrote:sorry :oops:
hey no worries, you got me on the path i think i need to be on, thanks alot :D

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snowmobile clutch set up

Post by lone Duck » Fri Dec 07, 2007 10:48 pm

Didn't a car manufacturer come out with a similar set up? Getting old. can't remember. Of all the things I have lost I miss my mind the most.
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Post by B18Honda » Sat Dec 08, 2007 7:19 am

alot of diffrent car makers have come out with the set ups in there cars and suv's jsut with a little more tec to them

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Re: snowmobile clutch set up?

Post by slociviccoupe » Wed Jun 10, 2009 10:39 am

Not to sound dumb, but why don't you just use the engines matching transmission and keep the clutch? All that would have to be done to the transmission internally is weld the speder gears in the diff together, run a cv axle from the transmission to your jet drive shaft. then plug the other side of the transmission with either another axle stub or make a press in aluminum plug. That way you would essentially have 5 gear ratio's to choose from. only problem is jet ski pumps are only rated to around 7k rpm. And your honda motor makes most of its power in the upper rpm range. I was thinking about putting a built b16a that has been turboed in a small 12' boat with a jet drive. The engine is making 436hp on 16 lbs of boost. Till i realized that over 400hp in that small of a boat is way overpowered.
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Re: snowmobile clutch set up?

Post by mrchristopher » Sat Aug 08, 2009 10:16 am

most snowmobiles actually begin to engage the clutch at nearly 4000 rpm. OK for a crotch rocket motor, but for std. four strokes there'd be @1000 rpm left till redline. Another not pwc motors (similar but not equal to sleds) IDLE from 2500-3000 rpm.

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