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12-13-15, 06:21 PM   #1  
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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12-13-15, 06:27 PM   #2  
All engines turn clockwise !!~!~!

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12-13-15, 06:38 PM   #3  
Question.... now...how will you turn that nut.... and how will you get the socket off once it's started ?

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12-13-15, 07:40 PM   #4  
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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12-14-15, 04:27 AM   #5  
Not to mention that the recoil may break your arm.

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12-14-15, 06:26 AM   #6  
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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12-14-15, 10:19 AM   #7  
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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