Cranking generator

Old 12-13-15, 06:21 PM
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Cranking generator

I have a generator that the rope pully is damaged so I removed cover and welded a socket on to extension to fit nut so I could turn motor to crank.My question now is which way should I be spinning pully to the right or to the left.Thanks for your help
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All engines turn clockwise !!~!~!
Old 12-13-15, 06:38 PM
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Question.... will you turn that nut.... and how will you get the socket off once it's started ?
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You should not use the nut to crank the engine it will over torque the nut and could break the flywheel.
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Not to mention that the recoil may break your arm.
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As one who owned a Hillman car with a broken tooth on the flywheel back around 1960, I used to hand crank it when needed. Point being, that kickback can be mean. Not sure where that long ratchet arm will land??

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When I was building racing engines for sprint karts we used a motor powered by a battery (car) to start our engines.

Some people use a 15/16 socket on a 20 volt cordless drill.

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