Gear for chainsaw clutch.

Discussion in 'Rack Mounted Engines' started by Luka, Sep 3, 2009.

  1. Luka

    Luka Member

    I have an old husqvarna 380CD chainsaw I am considering for a friction drive build.

    The clutch drum and chain drive is on the 'inside'.

    Does anyone have any idea how to put a bike chain gear on the inside, instead of the chainsaw chain drive ?

  2. Xqizid

    Xqizid New Member

    You could try sticking the clutch drum on a lathe and removing the teeth of the gear thats on it, which would leave a nice place to weld on a drive sprocket.

    I dont know about that chainsaw because it is pretty big, but most of the ones I have toyed with (30-50cc) have tiny metal shoe clutches that slip very easily.

    Might be best off removing the stock clutch, bolting on a drive sprocket straight to the crank, then running that to a jackshaft with a Maxtorque clutch on the other side.
  3. 5-7HEAVEN

    5-7HEAVEN Guest

    Or you could fab a gravity clutch. This is basically an engine mount that allows you to raise and lower the chainsaw motor onto the tire.