will motor run outside of a car?

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Going4joe
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will motor run outside of a car?

Unread post by Going4joe » Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:41 pm

Is there a way to start a complete Corvair motor that is not in a car, but on a bench? I dont know if this is possible - with no starter to engage the fly wheel, not sure how this could work but someone told me they thought it "might" be possible..?

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cnicol
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Re: will motor run outside of a car?

Unread post by cnicol » Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:42 pm

Yes, no problem though I suggest the floor instead of a bench.
Sit the engine on a piece of wood.
Use lug nuts to space the starter off the bell housing
Manual trans flywheel and pressure plate. (Torque converter would be damaged)
Gas to inlet tube
Battery charger to run coil
Remote starter button to crank
This has been done thousands of times over the years.
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Re: will motor run outside of a car?

Unread post by acarlson » Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:10 pm

Going4joe wrote:
Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:41 pm
Is there a way to start a complete Corvair motor that is not in a car, but on a bench? I dont know if this is possible - with no starter to engage the fly wheel, not sure how this could work but someone told me they thought it "might" be possible..?
Well, you will need the starter installed...

However, if you solve that problem, the following post will explain the electronics:
viewtopic.php?f=55&t=13411#p92590

If you don't have an electronic ignition like the XR-700 it still works with the stock ignition system. The key is the ballast resistor which is a $5.00 part from an auto parts store and a remote starter switch.

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SeamusNZ
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Re: will motor run outside of a car?

Unread post by SeamusNZ » Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:32 am

I started my engine several times while attached to an engine stand. It worked great. I used washers to provide the appropriate spacing between the bell housing and the starter.Image


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Re: will motor run outside of a car?

Unread post by Going4joe » Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:35 am

Great responses - thank you everyone!


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