shows the engine mounted upside down as now is the time
to convert from hydraulic to electric start. You may
notice that the start pipe has already been disconnected
and it seems that its going to take a lot of work to
get the starter off.
Oil tank removed
for easer access and starter pipe taken off.
My idea is to
use the base of the hydraulic starter as an interface
between the electric starter and the engine.
It seems a shame to cannibalise the starter, but this
way I will already have the appropriate splined shaft
to go, I will just need to machine up a mating flange.
This is where
it went a bit weird, the engine was sold to Jon Starr,
he played with it for a few years and now I have bought
it back from him. I now have a real life use for it,
it may not be powerful enough for my application, but
that's what testing is all about.