Switching to automotive starter

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Switching to automotive starter

Postby Frosty » Sun Dec 11, 2016 2:41 pm

So I'm running a Continental O470-L and my starter adapter has went bad. I've heard i can switch to an automotive starter by getting fly wheel and running it with my prop. I'm running a warp drive prop. So my question is does anyone know what flywheel and starter I need? Or is there a kit made by chance?

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Re: Switching to automotive starter

Postby flcracker9 » Sun Dec 11, 2016 3:26 pm

Call Norman Clay at Innovative Accessories 863-357-3400, he has a kit, but it runs around $1200, but it's the best kit on the market. Includes flywheel, starter and mini alternator in 1 nice package.
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Re: Switching to automotive starter

Postby flcracker9 » Sun Dec 11, 2016 3:35 pm

I do have my old air-tech setup (it broke, but has been re-welded and braced), pm me if you're interested but I highly recommend the Innovative Accessories setup. I was always having to shim the Air-tech bracket, and it flexed like crazy when you turned the motor over. BTW, I run the same motor, IO-0470-L. Talk to Norman!
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Re: Switching to automotive starter

Postby Frosty » Sun Dec 11, 2016 9:45 pm

Thanks for your guys help I appreciate it.

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Re: Switching to automotive starter

Postby 444kyle » Fri Dec 16, 2016 5:02 pm

I would recommend going with a stock car starter. Not a after market aluminum high dollar starter. I was going through 5-6 a year with high dollar starters and just kept buying better and better ones trying to fix the issue. The problem was that the aluminum starter wouldnt get a good ground through my gear nose and even with two ground straps to it. It was not grounding good enough and burning them up. Finally went back and bought the stock 89' toyota Celica Supra starter for $49 dollars and never had another issue. Saved a crap ton of money by not buying another $400 starter and the boat cranks better on hot starts with the better torq Toyota starter.

This is just what i went through with the gear nosed 480 which puts alot more stain on the starter than your motor. and gets lot hotter and harder to start. But just thought I would through it out there to maybe save you the same issue.
Or maybe not a issue on your setup. :dontknow:
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Re: Switching to automotive starter

Postby Sisk Rifles » Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:57 am

Does anyone have a picture of the Innovative Acessories starter conversion ?

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Re: Switching to automotive starter

Postby terrible ted » Wed Jan 25, 2017 12:15 pm

I went with an MSD high torque geared starter. Best starter so far. Will depend of how much torque you need a stock air tech starters were to weak. Trashed airtech just doesn't work and put a gm fly wheel on the lycoming

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Re: Switching to automotive starter

Postby 444kyle » Wed Jan 25, 2017 1:07 pm

I burned three of the MSD ones up. the rubber seal on the body was why i went with it to keep water out. But they also keep it from grounding properly. So run several grounds to it.
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Re: Switching to automotive starter

Postby terrible ted » Wed Jan 25, 2017 1:15 pm

Been running it for years never a problem. I can troll with this starter and good 12 volt battery, Grounding is thru the nose. Aluminum on aluminum.

https://www.msdperformance.com/products ... parts/5095

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Re: Switching to automotive starter

Postby flcracker9 » Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:04 pm

Sisk Rifles wrote:Does anyone have a picture of the Innovative Acessories starter conversion ?



I'm too dumb to be able to attach a photo, but if you pm me your number, I can send you pics of mine
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Re: Switching to automotive starter

Postby flcracker9 » Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:25 pm

flcracker9 wrote:
Sisk Rifles wrote:Does anyone have a picture of the Innovative Acessories starter conversion ?



I'm too dumb to be able to attach a photo, but if you pm me your number, I can send you pics of mine



Maybe this will work

http://i1022.photobucket.com/albums/af3 ... %20alt.jpg
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Re: Switching to automotive starter

Postby Sisk Rifles » Fri Feb 10, 2017 6:39 pm

Thanks


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