Re: Air starter
> I was going to make that air starter by jacklegging up some junk.Air
> I have seen a lot of air started marine and industrial engines.
> starters work much better than electric starters and are verycommon
> on things like petroeum barge pumps where electicity is taboo.been
> Barge starters have a little hand pump that you can use to pump up
> the reservoir in case it leaked the air that the engine driven
> compressor put in there. Five vigorous minutes at the pump will
> (sometimes) start an old, rusty, worn out 6-71 Detroit that has
> sitting out on the barge for 25 years. They have a world of torqueMakes sense. Much easier to pump a tank up than to charge u pa
> and make a yowl that is very gratifying to the ears.
battery. My guess on the motor was all wrong. I figured the
compressor had valves so it could work as a starter - kind of like a
pneumatic equivalent of the starter/generator old motors had. 'Course
I didn't really think through the valving requirements too hard.
Might be overly complicated.
> Air starters have a regular torque-activated Bendix like Fordstarter/Bendix
> instead of solenoid activated like Bosch. I was going to adapt an
> air motor like on an impact wrench to a an automotive
> with the right pitch to the pinion teeth to fit the Kubota ringI like it.
> gear. I'll do it eventually.
> As for writing it up. You know I will. I don't think it isI really must get around to subscribing.
> exactly "WoodenBoat" style stuff so it'll be in MAIB.