Greg Ward: I have seen people use drills, power window motor, but I have to say the powered seat motor is by far the best idea, its designed to move our fat ass's so torque is not going to be an issue. Great idea.
dean neufell: clever....thank you for showing :)
jay7264: you can use power from the head light to charge the battery just get a rectifier regulator from a honda spree its like 14v 4 amps
43128lucky4: it would be difficult to do carb repairs on that
jrpesky: No not really, The float bowl is up underneath the Heater box.
Doesn't really matter anyway. The motor would have no effect on the bowl.
Adam B: Great ideas. I'm heading off to the salvage yard for some cheap actuators!
Zataralee: I'm not sure what type of motors you have here or where I can find then. Love the idea. I want to do something similar with my blower for my rider.
jrpesky: Any labels or tags on the motor have been painted over. As I had posted before. The screw motors are Power Seat motors. I removed them from a seat at a junk yard. The seat was not in a vehicle it was just laying in the bed of a pick up. So I have no idea what make or model car it came out of. I am going to try and track down that information.
Arnulv Bertelsen: Hi! Can you post a picture of the label on the chute deflector motor? ....or post the numbers. Thanks!
turboomni08: @jrpesky Thanks for the reply. I think I have designed a linkage that will work for my other PT motor. I will post it up on here once I get it going. I like what you did with yours though. Great work.
I really have no idea what vehicle those motors came out of. When I was at the junk yard I happened to run across a power seat lying in the bed of a pick up truck . When I turned it over I found these two motors.
turboomni08: What was the source of the motors you used for this project? I have a Chrysler PT Cruiser power window motor for my chute rotation but I need a power seat motor for the chute deflector. The kind you have seem to mount easy so just getting one like that would be best I think.
l337pwnage: @jrpesky 4) yes, assuming the batteries & magnetos - is grounded to the chassis, which is usually the case. + grounds are not often used.
anyway, instead of that, I would probably just use a cheap automotive battery maintainer and plug the snowblower in when not used.
Just a thought, me thinking out loud, but I wonder if a low current self-resetting breaker, or even automotive flasher, could be used as a limit switch?
thanx for sharing that modification.
l337pwnage: @jrpesky neat idea. I'd seen it before, but wondered where the motors came from. Ya, seat motors are pretty strong. Limiting switches would be nice, but a bit of work to build. Another option would be a slipping clutch in in drive train or a current limiting shut off switch.
Anyway from your questions, you have good understanding of how to build what need. Google can fill in the blanks. ;)
1) yes 2)probably, and its probably a magneto 3)as many amps as the wire or fuse can hold.
Thanks for your comment. I don't know that much about that type of stuff. I think a diode only allows current to flow in one direction? So the motors alt. would have enough output to both power the light and charge the battery? What size diode? Just splice into the wire running to the light and run the wire to the + side of the battery?
As you can tell I'm limited in my understanding of these types of things.
Tyler grigg: your light wire get a diode and hook it to the wire so it will charge the battery
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