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Old 02-09-2014, 07:31:05 PM
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Default Re: Flywheel engine starter

[QUOTE=larry bee;1008411] Could get more info if needed. Let me know if interested.

Please do & let us know. Some pics and a component list would be great! Bill Klein
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I've posted this link before but maybe not on this page. I took these photos of an engines starter several years ago at the Portland show. I thought it was a real slick outfit.
http://herculesengines.com/starter/
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Default Re: Flywheel engine starter

I just purchased a Fairbanks Morse and it had a starter with it,, just a car starter with a push button to engage it,, it won't turn the flywheel without the valve being compressed to release the compression but it works

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Do you still have any information on those starter motors for oil field engines made in MI by Ryes Machine shop
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A follow up on the Pin Star starters. I've since sold several and everyone who has bought them loves them.
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Here is one I drug home and rebuilt. We gave it a name, so we wouldn't have one.
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This is what I recently put together and it works very well
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I sure do wish I was allowed to edit my post it would save doubling up so much . Gere are the rest of my invention if you want to call it that.
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Default Re: Flywheel Engine Starter

Planning on making one myself for my 15 HP Reid if I live long enough. I bought a couple of old mud sucker trash pumps years ago at an auction and scrapped the pumps and framework, but I saved the engines. They both had running 2 cylinder Wisconsin engines on them with a reduction gearbox to a chain drive sprocket that drove the pump. Not sure what the reduction is, but it should be slow enough. Reid engines have kind of thin flywheels so I'm not too keen on putting heavy pressure on such a small area of the flywheel rim like the rubber wheels on the Pinstar starters do. If you look at the later model oilfield engines like the Arrows, most have really beefy flywheels on them. Always though a belt mounted between two small pulleys kind of like a belt sander is set up with a pivot to make contact. Or use the Sisterville clutch pulley with a smaller drive pulley similar to PTO pulley on the farm tractors. That's the plan I have in my head right now.
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