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Is there a thread or link to building a kicker motor to help me start my engine (roll the flywheels)until the main engine starts.

Thanks
 

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Like a pony engine on heavy equipment.
I have seen some on you tube but have no idea on how they built the base for the pony engine or how much horse power I need.
 
Is there a thread or link to building a kicker motor to help me start my engine (roll the flywheels)until the main engine starts.

Thanks
What size engine are you trying to start? There are commercially available electric starters for oilfield engines.
The subject has been discussed here several times. I'm not sure how easy some of the threads might be to find. I'll take a look.

Kirk

Here are a couple of miscellaneous threads to get you started:

https://www.smokstak.com/forum/showthread.php?t=53194&highlight=oilfield+starter
https://www.smokstak.com/forum/showthread.php?t=78355&highlight=oilfield+starter
https://www.smokstak.com/forum/showthread.php?p=1302448&mode=linear&highlight=pony+motor#post1302448
https://www.smokstak.com/forum/showthread.php?t=160686&highlight=pony+motor

Designs for homebrew starters vary quite a bit since people tend to build them out of whatever pieces and parts they have lying around at the time.
 
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