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Hand Crank An Onan In A 318


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#1 Medicjj OFFLINE  

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Posted June 23, 2013 - 05:06 PM

Has anyone got fed up with the starter problems on the P 218G and added a hand crank option. After a new starter, ring gear and shims this may be my next step. Have to keep in mind it would turn backwards to most hand crank applications. Yes it would be a custom build. After hand cranking motors for many years, mostly Wisconsins, it should not be to much trouble.


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Posted June 23, 2013 - 07:10 PM

I'd be afraid it would kick back and do some damage to me or the tractor. Maybe you could use a pony engine or a big electric drill to start it off the PTO


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Posted June 23, 2013 - 08:00 PM

An Onan would at least be one of the least likely engines to kick back, being they have no form of spark advance, but if it did kick back......

  Won't be the easiest engine to fit a hand crank to if leaving the electric pto clutch intact, but it could still be done.


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Posted June 25, 2013 - 08:29 PM

Filed and shimmed an got the starter back in line. The mounts on the head had developed a taper. Onan should have considered a support bracket on the back end of the starter. Still thinking of the hand crank. Thank Guys.






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