Post Number: 17
|Posted on Monday, October 26, 2015 - 07:22 am: ||
It's alive! After working through a few "bugs" it now runs.
Post Number: 1115
|Posted on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 - 06:00 am: ||
Looks and runs great. Those 6 volt starters were always a borderline. Crank it with the ignition off to be sure it's not a timing problem. 6 volts had half the voltage, twice the amps, cables have to be heavier. Parallel a volt meter along the cables, positive post to starter and then negative post to block. Check for a voltage drop when cranking. If you lose a volt in each the starter is only seeing 4 volts.
Post Number: 3692
|Posted on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 - 06:55 am: ||
Post Number: 1
|Posted on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 11:17 am: ||
That is GREAT! Finally! And the boat looks awesome too!
Post Number: 830
|Posted on Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 09:54 pm: ||
I have and had several old wooden boats ( and an old Massey Harris tractor) powered by old engines that used 6 V.
All of them still use 6 V for everything except the starter.
I connect a second 6 V battery in series with the first and connect that to the solenoid - the 6 V point feeds everything in the boat - lights, ignition, solenoid etc.
This spins the engine quite smartly and it usually starts within 1 or 2 revolutions.
I've been using this for over 20 years and so far, the starters do not seem to suffer.
I think cranking them slowly with 6 V does more harm.
I once wrote up a post on this discussion board showing the connection.
The only drawback is that the second 5V battery doesn't get charged, but since it is only used for a couple of seconds, I only have to charge it once or twice in a summer.
I also usually swap the two 6 V batteries half way through the season to equalize the "wear".
Post Number: 9
|Posted on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 08:40 am: ||
Lord, what I wouldn't give for that engine (or one close to it) for installation in the Hacker "Slippery" that I plan to start lofting on 10/1/17 for a finish date on my 80th birthday 01/31/2019......