i need some questions

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by Dpatnaude, May 7, 2008.

  1. Dpatnaude

    Dpatnaude New Member

    i need some questions answered please

    question 1- i was looking at 2 motors to use but i want to know what peoples experience with them are or maybe which would work better for putting on friction drive. Mitsubishi TLE43 and Honda GX35 (please consider if u used ether or both and which performs better, is quieter, and lasts the longest)

    question 2- a general question but what are some pros and cons of a friction drive vs a chain or belt drive- not connected to motors from above

    -thank you for reading my post
    Last edited: May 7, 2008

  2. stude13

    stude13 Active Member

    do you want someone to paint it for you too?
  3. Alaskavan

    Alaskavan Guest

    I'm not sure if anyone in the forum has, or has had, both engines. Perhaps Hive? I'd look at some of his posts. Good analysis of his engines, and an engineer's eye in the execution of his projects. There's been lots written about the pro's and con's of drive systems. A lot depends on what you want/need it to do.
  4. Alan

    Alan Member

    That is so nice of you to offer. :rolleyes:
  5. Marktur

    Marktur Member

    Boy, this was a helpful thread....remind me not to ask intelligent questions in the future with great guys like Stude to spend his valuable time answering them...
  6. Scottm

    Scottm Guest

    A rather good question from a 14 year old. Ignore the old farts.
    I may be a little slow today, but are you asking in question #2 the diff between a friction and a frame mounted chain or belt drive rather than rack mount.
  7. loquin

    loquin Active Member

    Well... I have both engines on friction drives (I have the Mitsubishi, my wife has the Honda)

    The mitsubishi has quite a bit more power. (As can be seen by comparing the HP ratings) And, it truly does have more power. I can walk away from my wife, and I outweigh her by a LOT.

    The Honda is quieter. Not by a lot, but, it is quieter. It's also a 4-stroke, so it's a bit more convenient - there's no oil mixing required.

    The Honda will probably last longer than the Mitsubishi, but, it also has to have valves adjusted periodically.

    ref the Crash Course for a discussion of differences between drive types.
    Last edited: May 8, 2008
  8. sparky

    sparky Active Member

    EDIT: Oops! Ignore post, Loquin had already pointed out the Crash Course.
  9. Dpatnaude

    Dpatnaude New Member

    thanks for the advise

    ya i made the post last night i had no idea how to use this forum its a lot different than most and very strict in a good way:smile: thanks for the link on the comparison and thanks for comparing the two motors thats exactly what i was looking for. i just want to know as much as i can before i go and by these for about 200$ i have to pay for it out of my pocket.