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Old 09-17-2014, 05:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Electric motor for starter

Anyone ever tried this or have a clue where to start? I figured on using a 24 or 48V motor since the truck already has 2 batteries and will likely end up with 4 anyway.. Not particularly difficult to make a 24/48VDC circuit and still have 12VDC from all 2/4 batteries and the OE starter doesn't spin the engine fast enough to start it without help anymore.

I'm not fixing it, I just wondered about putting an electric motor in place of the Vac pump [since I don't need it anymore] and using it as a starter to spin the motor faster so it'll start up without getting out of the truck anymore.

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