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Re: [Shop-talk] small engine shaft mismatch

To: john niolon <>
Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] small engine shaft mismatch
From: Jeff Scarbrough <>
Date: Fri, 6 Nov 2015 12:05:46 -0500
Cc: shop-talk <>
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Like this?

or this?

-- Jeff

On Fri, Nov 6, 2015 at 11:07 AM, john niolon <> wrote:
> Good Morning Group...
> hereb s a thinking project for you this a.m.
> I have a 5hp Tecumseh engine thatb s giving up the ghost.. horizontal keyed
> shaft 1b  diameter... it attaches directly to  a vacuum unit (leaves) with an
> impeller with the same sized hole (of course).
> Every 5 hp engine Ib ve found is supplied with a 3/4b  shaft...   still
> searching for a 1b  shaft engine but Ib m wondering if I could make a sleeve
> with a 1/8b  wall thickness that I could use... I understand Ib d need a
> b thickerb  key  and that not be a big deal to make...     what do you guys
> think about the sleeve...  I could probably find a section of black pipe with
> close dimensions and make one...
> top speed is 3600 rpm at the shaft I think...
> think itb s doable ??       OR does anyone know of a manufactured shaft
> b sleeveb  that I can buy ??
> thanks
> ]John
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