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Old 06-05-2012, 03:57 PM
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i got this gasser outof a ryobi weedeater but i had someone tell me its made by homelite, but my problem is i need a prop hub and not sure where to look or how to postiveley i.d. this thing to know what to order and where from, so maybe someone know what this is any help is appriciateted thank you
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Old 06-06-2012, 12:31 AM
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Looks to be a 30cc homelite longshaft to me!
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Old 06-06-2012, 05:32 AM
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Why a prop hub ? from the blurry pictures the shaft looks pretty beefy ?
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Old 06-06-2012, 07:19 AM
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you think i can just make one that will work fine, just didnt want any problems with it because its a standard thread ,and the engine spins counter clock wise i was afrade of it spinning off when starting it with drill, guess could double nut it and grove some washers myself, i found a hub by the way its $25. is it worth the trouble of fussing with it? also it looks beefey because it has a sleave over the shaft in the pic.
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Old 06-06-2012, 08:52 PM
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you could use a tight fitting aluminum spacer with a big enough outside diameter to meet the prop, that's about all the hub is for one of those...

On the starter, if you have part of a weedeater sitting around, making something like this might be good for ya:


I need to get that boat going again, that 4 stroke engine sounded cool... If you put a little blue loctite on the threads before putting the nut on you should be able to start it with a drill and socket though.
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I dont know if you have one but I have modded a pull start pulley to sit over the spacer on the crank shaft behind the prop, then you can just use a rope with a handle on it wrapped around to pull start the motor.
This is on a 'Mac' longshaft motor but I did the same on my 30cc Homelite.

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Old 06-07-2012, 07:23 AM
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you could use a tight fitting aluminum spacer with a big enough outside diameter to meet the prop, that's about all the hub is for one of those...

On the starter, if you have part of a weedeater sitting around, making something like this might be good for ya:


I need to get that boat going again, that 4 stroke engine sounded cool... If you put a little blue loctite on the threads before putting the nut on you should be able to start it with a drill and socket though.
ok thank you, i like the starter idea very clever..
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