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How to / DIY => Everything else => Topic started by: magneto man on May 21, 2020, 07:54:45 AM

Title: Air Motor Starters
Post by: magneto man on May 21, 2020, 07:54:45 AM
Has anyone got experience of using an airmotor to start various old single cylinder engines? I have seen a device being used to start F1 cars by shoving it into the engine rear, then applying air the detaching the device. Some thing like this would be great for firing up these engines as one get older, and finds turning them over getting more and more difficult.  It would need to be detachable so that it covered various engines.
What would be a likely HP and torque requirement say to start a Lister CS. As the compression can be removed there should not be too much load initially!
Any comments? cheers
Title: Re: Air Motor Starters
Post by: magneto man on May 22, 2020, 09:40:45 AM
Thank you GLORT, food for thought.
cheers

MM