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Offline TomC

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Starting with just 2
« on: October 31, 2012, 03:48:33 PM »
Just saw a U tube of a 16V-71TTA with a 350kw generator starting with just 2 size 31 batteries.  It flipped over quite fast and started right up (course it could have been warm already).  Just was amazed that the 2 31's could do it on such a large engine and also spinning the generator armature.  Good Luck, TomC
Tom & Donna Christman. '77 AMGeneral 10240B; 8V-71TATAIC V730.

Offline Oonrahnjay

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Re: Starting with just 2
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2012, 03:56:56 PM »
    Yeah, I guess that goes to show you that when everything is set up right (good batteries, good connections, wiring in good condition, a starter motor that's in spec, etc.), things work like they're supposed to.
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Offline luvrbus

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Re: Starting with just 2
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2012, 06:06:19 PM »
Doesn't take but 1000 amps and MT 50 Delco to start one, now spinning for a few seconds would be different story
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Offline bobofthenorth

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Re: Starting with just 2
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2012, 09:19:27 PM »
That's kind of what I was thinking - they're all easy to start if they catch the first or second time a piston goes over TDC.  Its when they crank long enough that you can hear them cranking that the men get separated from the boys.  Most days I never actually hear mine turn over - touch the key and it lights up.  When I hear it cranking then it usually turns into a problem.
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Offline TomC

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Re: Starting with just 2
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2012, 05:17:42 AM »
Tom & Donna Christman. '77 AMGeneral 10240B; 8V-71TATAIC V730.