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Old 02-20-2005, 11:49 AM   #1
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Until I get my starter box for my r40, Is there a way I can start my car? I have a dremel and a drill I was thinking about hooking up mabe a skateboard wheel and using that to start it. Fo you guys think that will work? Or should I try pushing the sanding drum on my dremel onto the flywheel and start it that way? Im open for any ideas.
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hey Guys,
Until I get my starter box for my r40, Is there a way I can start my car? I have a dremel and a drill I was thinking about hooking up mabe a skateboard wheel and using that to start it. Fo you guys think that will work? Or should I try pushing the sanding drum on my dremel onto the flywheel and start it that way? Im open for any ideas.
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you are kidding right?i would wait for the starter box!
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Old 02-20-2005, 12:59 PM   #3
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Just be patient, I know it can be tough. But it's worth not messing up your engine or putting a flat spot in your flywheel. Especially if it's a new engine & car.
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I didnt know you can get a flat spot on the flywheel. So I have decided not to try it. Hopefully I can pick up a starter box next weekend.
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Take a piece of string and notch the flywheel so it will catch. Then wind it up and start yanking. That is how I start my old briggs & stratton.

P.S. Dont really try it.
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just wait
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A friend of mine said that he started his engine on a bike wheel once when his pull-start was broke, though I dunno if it's bullshit or not..
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It really won't hurt anything to give it a try. Just make sure that you spin the engine the right way. The flywheel should spin counterclockwise. Any of you ever use a bump starter. It's just a motor with a rubber wheel on it. You probably don't want to use a grinding wheel on you drill either. The skateboard wheel could work, but you really need somthing about 3/8" wide. Maybe you could shave the skate wheel down and give it a shot.
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Try a roller blade wheel.
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Try a roller blade wheel.
wait for the starter box.
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A friend of mine said that he started his engine on a bike wheel once when his pull-start was broke, though I dunno if it's bullshit or not..
Thats how it was done in the early days of racing before the starter box was invented. Many people just turned over the bicycles and got someone to start turning the pedals as fast as they could. Then came the home made boxes with aero engine starters which were used by everyone until a few years back when all the companies started producing purpose made boxes.
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I have a friend who did the bike thing also(last year),and it worked

But that said,I'd borrow a friends bump starter or wait on your box
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hey Guys,
Until I get my starter box for my r40, Is there a way I can start my car? I have a dremel and a drill I was thinking about hooking up mabe a skateboard wheel and using that to start it. Fo you guys think that will work? Or should I try pushing the sanding drum on my dremel onto the flywheel and start it that way? Im open for any ideas.
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patience bro! u dont wanna mess up ur motor and flywheel.
do it in a right way and its a new car.
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