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PostSubject: Electric (temporararily!) Mountfield 7   Electric (temporararily!) Mountfield 7 Icon_minitimeOctober 18th 2014, 3:48 am

So, I was a bit bored one day with a spare old starter motor from my skoda pick up (VW 1.9 diesel engine). I welded on a pulley to the gear, disconnected the lever from the solenoid...

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and bolted it into place where the 7hp B & S used to sit in my Mountfield. Wired up a 'go' switch and went for a drive...
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for about 2 minutes until the battery ran out! To be fair the battery is quite a tired old thing. I will try with the newer battery out of the pick up. It was pretty torquey and drivable. I dunno how long the starter motor will last as the drive motor, but I don't care, it didn't really work as a starter motor very well. The mower is going to be overhauled with a 12.5hp, balloon tyres etc (I will post a build thread soon) this was just a rainy day 'see if it'll work' mini project.
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PostSubject: Re: Electric (temporararily!) Mountfield 7   Electric (temporararily!) Mountfield 7 Icon_minitimeOctober 18th 2014, 1:16 pm

Nice idea! My dad did a similar thing when he was younger and did it with a minibike... But that would be cool if you made that into a racer/off-roader/ or whatever you wanted to do with it
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PostSubject: Re: Electric (temporararily!) Mountfield 7   Electric (temporararily!) Mountfield 7 Icon_minitimeOctober 18th 2014, 5:27 pm

Haha fun, tho a starter motor drains any battery quickly, thats how they are wound/ made.
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PostSubject: Re: Electric (temporararily!) Mountfield 7   Electric (temporararily!) Mountfield 7 Icon_minitimeOctober 18th 2014, 5:53 pm

Thunderdivine wrote:
Haha fun, tho a starter motor drains any battery quickly, thats how they are wound/ made.
yeah your are defiantly true about that!
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