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electric start

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by jrm123180, Dec 5, 2004.

  1. jrm123180

    jrm123180 Senior Member
    Messages: 156

    Has anyone ever put an electric starter in a vehicle with a carburetter engine? I know it says not to, but it also says only for use with automatic tranny's and I put it in my stick. Just curious, I love the one I have in my civic.

    Steve
     
  2. Mebes

    Mebes Senior Member
    Messages: 420

    Some brands make a kicker for the carburetor.
    It's kinda pricey from what I can remember.
     
  3. jrm123180

    jrm123180 Senior Member
    Messages: 156

    I'll check that out. I'm looking for a cheap one though, like a wal-mart brand. Thanks
     
  4. Tarkus

    Tarkus PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,113

    It is not very viable with a carbed unit. FI is a natural for remote start. Split the difference, put in a block heater and keep engine warm and you will start easier with a carb and get heat a lot quicker too after start. Fairly easy to install too.
     
  5. DJ Contracting

    DJ Contracting PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,392

    They say that because you have to set the choke that they don't work well I just put one on my 93" truck and love that my truck is warm when I go out to plow (4 times this year not a bad start) oh I paid $93.00 installed
     
  6. tuna

    tuna Senior Member
    Messages: 488

    are not all starters electric. :D Havent hand cranked a chevy latley.
     
  7. Tarkus

    Tarkus PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,113


    I have a old tractor that is both and I have hand cranked it at zero or below to a start too in just a few trys on a few occasions just to see if it would.
     
  8. tuna

    tuna Senior Member
    Messages: 488

    Yeah and old brockways have air starters.............I know just havin some fun.
     
  9. Tarkus

    Tarkus PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,113

    Take it one step further, I used to run a trackloader over twenty years ago with a gas pony motor that you started to crank over main diesel engine. They were nice in cold weather because you could motor the engine for a while with fuel shut off to heat it up a bit. Some old big JD tractors had pony motors too.