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Old 14 April 2024, 10:29   #1
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Plastic tub to run engine in

Short shaft 4 stroke 9.9hp that I shall be putting on a sack truck with bucket o' water underneath.

The sack truck is the ~£60 blue macallister one oyou get from Screwfix that I've seen folks use. I've used it to trolley motor around already so I know it can take it OK. I shall take steps to ensure stability when engine is running. I've made a wooden stand for the motor that it lives on but because of the amount of vibration etc. while it runs I'd rather trust a welded metal frame than my wooden knock-up.

I've only ever put engine in a wheelie bin of water before and run it, but that made the wheelie bin all funky, and I'd have to lift it quite high so I'm not doing that again. So I'd just like some advice on size. It's quite hard to tell the dimension of bucket from pics and vids of people doing it, and sometimes I think they look like they're sailing very close to the wind they are so small.

How much clearance do you need around the prop and shaft?

tl;dr : Is this tub the right size to run a 9.9hp short shaft 4 stroke in:

https://www.argos.co.uk/product/9484854?istCompanyId=a74d8886-5df9-4baa-b776-166b3bf9111c&istFeedId=c290d9a9-b5d6-423c-841d-2a559621874c&istItemId=ppxaqmxmx&istBid=t&&cmpid=G S001&_$ja=tsid:59157%7Cacid:804-872-0397%7Ccid:20330964438%7Cagid:%7Ctid:%7Ccrid:%7Cnw :x%7Crnd:10608226374852344920%7Cdvc:c%7Cadp:%7Cmt: %7Cloc:1006814&utm_source=Google&utm_medium=cpc&ut m_campaign=20330964438&utm_term=9484854&utm_conten t=shopping&utm_custom1=&utm_custom2=804-872-0397&GPDP=true&gad_source=1&gclid=CjwKCAjw_e2wBhAE EiwAyFFFozG4s3Y8FAa99aSt96dveaUsiXbbDXwEexEng42i8g 7rTiTpMLvuxhoCSgkQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

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Old 14 April 2024, 10:37   #2
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Oh. I posted this again in the Engines section 'cos thought it was better off in there and was going to delete this thread, but I can't find a way to delete it. Sry.
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I've answered in the other one...

https://www.rib.net/forum/f36/bucket...tml#post872370
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