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Rigging up a starter

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Old 04-27-2005, 11:33:05 PM
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Default Rigging up a starter

I would like to make up a starter for my 5 hp Economy and 3 hp Novo. I was kinda thinking about some kind of electric motor, maybe a starter motor with a friction wheel and build a mount on sort of a rocking device you could put against the engine flywheel and rock back on it to apply friction to turn your engine.
Any and all ideas of what some of you have done would be interesting. Instruction and photos would be nice.
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Old 04-28-2005, 12:11:13 AM
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L.D Ive used a starter gen.on a hp Zc52. Check the archives as there was some discussion on this a while back a lot of different ideas. Some using a old ford starter. BobRR
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Take a look at his link. It is the neates starter I've seen.
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Exclamation Re: Rigging up a starter

We had a big discussion recently on the Stak, about starters, check the archives! Try a V belt around the flywheel and use a starter-generater from an older Kohler or Wisconson engine, made by Delco-Remy. It will start your engine, and recharge the battery as well!
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