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Old 05-31-2012, 01:45 AM   #15 (permalink)
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That motor should have more than enough stink for direct drive.

Once you have both the diesel and electric systems working, do you think you will remove the starter and alternator and rely on the electric motor for starting and a DC-DC converter for 12V? The alternator removal would make sense for efficiency in general, but in a home-made project, the redundancy of a starter might not be a bad thing.
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