Anyone using a Techumseh 49cc?

Discussion in '2-Stroke Engines' started by professor, Nov 18, 2009.

  1. professor

    professor Active Member

    Just got one in a Toro Snow pup - looks like it is perfectly suited to adaption- 5/8ths keyed straight shaft and fairly small. 3hp. needs remote tank on this one and an air cleaner (snwblowers don't have air cleaners).
     

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  2. ibdennyak

    ibdennyak Guest

    yup, although what you have is a 98cc. Have one of them too. Good engines. Run at 4400 rpm governed speed, but will happily rev higher. Not overly economical, but tough and light. They will take a standard centrifugal clutch quite nicely. Engagement is about right too. Nice compact setup with plenty of power, more than my 97cc 4 stroke.
     
  3. professor

    professor Active Member

    Denny- I was looking for another of the 98cc engines when I bought this one. never see one this small before.
    The bigger ones come on the S-200 Toros and this one came on a tiny 14 inch wide thrower that is similar but smaller. The first consumer thrower was this Sno-pup.
    I measured the bore and stroke - 3.0 cubic inches / 49ccs. The big one is 6hp.
    The 49 is going on my gas/electric bike which is coming real good.
     
  4. ibdennyak

    ibdennyak Guest

    Well, now that is interesting. I am running a tc 200 on one of my bikes. Kinda like it. I don't know from personal experience how it stacks up against the 2 strokes that are more commonly used on bikes. but it does the job for me. One thing I have found is that once you get past 50 cc's most engines max out at 3600-4400 rpm and that creates a *gearing problem*. One bike I run has an oversize engine and the 50's will actually outrun it unless you are pulling stumps. (speaking figuratively of course) I will also say that my experience is that the little tecumseh isn't as economical as a 4 stroke. (80-90 mpg vs 140 or so) I will have to look up your thread and see what application you have in mind for your engine. If you really want a good running 98 cc, I guess mine would be for sale also. Might be a deal in here somewhere. Oh, in my; case I find that the 4 strokes will start reasonably reliability sitting out side at 0 or even less, where the TC 200 starts wanting to hibernate a 30 or so. Anyway, if you want a 98, PM me. Far as that goes, if you want to sell you TC let me know too. Any other info I might have that you need, just ask.

    Anyways, thanks for the heads up...I didn't realize that the smaller throwers ran the 50cc.

    Denny
     
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