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24 volt starting Ford 3 cyl diesel

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bart ca

05-04-2016 11:01:12

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I have a Ford 8N that was converted to 12 volt many years ago.
The 6 volt starter was left there thinking replacing it with a 12V when shot.
But...it is still there and starts very good for many years.

My Ford 2000 3 cyl diesel tired engine dificult to start.
Some blowby by the vent tube.

I'm wondering put a battery arangement 24V for starter motor only
I'm the only operator an know to not operate starter more than 10-15 seconds at a time.

Did somebody tried it in the past....?

Thanks in advance


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Sean in PA

05-05-2016 05:31:21

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 Re: 24 volt starting Ford 3 cyl diesel in reply to bart ca, 05-04-2016 11:01:12  
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Destroked - When you're typing in your message yopu just click on the little button above the text box that says URL and it will paste in the opening tag for entering in a URL. Then type or paste in th URL that you want to put in, and then click on the little link up above next to the buttons that says "Close Tags" and it will put in the closing tag for you and will look like this:


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David G

05-04-2016 18:26:30

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 Re: 24 volt starting Ford 3 cyl diesel in reply to bart ca, 05-04-2016 11:01:12  
I would leave the starter on it as long as you can, I would buy a gear reduction starter anytime buying new.

No need for 24V

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05-04-2016 16:24:53

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 Re: 24 volt starting Ford 3 cyl diesel in reply to bart ca, 05-04-2016 11:01:12  
Fix the connections and brushes on the Lucas M50 that it has and it will start just fine.... It's not like it's lacking starter.


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Destroked 450

05-04-2016 11:45:04

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 Re: 24 volt starting Ford 3 cyl diesel in reply to bart ca, 05-04-2016 11:01:12  

Ok how do you post a link on this forum?

Go to ebay and type in gear reduction starter Ford 4000,

I've had it on for two years, spins the engine over much faster than the Lucas starter.

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Destroked 450

05-04-2016 11:32:46

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 Re: 24 volt starting Ford 3 cyl diesel in reply to bart ca, 05-04-2016 11:01:12  
Switch to a faster gear reduction like I did, my engine is in good shape but I wanted a starter that would turn the engine faster for cold weather starts.


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05-04-2016 11:06:09

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 Re: 24 volt starting Ford 3 cyl diesel in reply to bart ca, 05-04-2016 11:01:12  
I''ve never done it with a Ford but I've used that technique to start a lot of tired / reluctant old diesels before. It's only a band aid but it works well.

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