use. This power plant has magneto ignition,an air cleaner and a governor-controlledthrottle. The hand throttle used by thedriver merely changes the governor setting,so that engine speed remains constant atany load, an advantage on most jobs.
A used engine of similar type will cutyour cost considerably, but be sure tocheck the engine base and make any
changes in the chassis mounts necessary.
The heart of the drive system, and thesolution to the knotty problem of a differ-ential (to allow the rear wheels to turn atdifferent speeds on curves) is an automaticdouble centrifugal clutch. This drives twoseparate countershafts, from each of whicha chain runs to one rear wheel.
Each belt sheave on the clutch has onefixed flange or cone, and one movable onecontrolled by internal weights. When theengine is idling, the movable flanges areheld back from the fixed ones and the beltsare not gripped. As the throttle is ad-vanced, centrifugal force causes the weights
to pinch the flanges on the belts. As enginespeed rises further, the flanges squeeze still
closer and push the belt outward to alarger diameter, in effect changing the size
of the drive pulleys. A pair of spring-tensioned idlers keeps the belts taut at allpulley positions.
The clutch thus provides automatic upor down shifting to suit the load, giving
LONG MEMBERS of chassis are notched, bentand welded at rear corners. Front and lowerrear crosspieces are full 13" width, overlapsidepieces to form closed corners. Top rear
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crosspiece is shorter, fitting inside the 110°corners. Rear motor mount is narrowed forpart of its length to clear belts. To make
slots, drill several holes and file between.