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Old 04-24-2011, 05:49 PM   #1
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Cox Tee Dee 051

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Just wondering if someone fit a starter spring on the Tee Dee 051, or has tried using an electric starter.

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Old 04-25-2011, 12:26 PM   #2
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Re: Cox Tee Dee 051

I think I tried a spring starter from a Baby Bee 30 yrs ago and it didn't fit too good. the red housing was a bit big to wind the spring and the carb housing was a bit small. A starter is ok if the fiber washer is in and the crankpin doesn't hit the backplate. Don't use the starter if it is flooded or the connecting rod will bend or break ( I have got a couple from swap meets like that) Little blasts from the starter usually work best and save wear on the piston cyl. as in all motors but especially smaller ones. They usually start ok normally without a starter though if the prime is just right.
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Old 04-25-2011, 11:25 PM   #3
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Re: Cox Tee Dee 051

Try contacting 'Davis Diesel Developments" who made a great spring starter for the Cox TD 049/051 motor. The one I have works fabulous.

No problem using an electric starter on a cox 051 as long as you use it WITH INTELLIGENCE.
That means using a 1/2A type smaller starter rather than a big sullivan type starter.
Also, you must make sure your motor is never flooded when starting OR you risk bending the steel connecting rod.

Last item...if using an electric starter there should be a thin steel washer behind the drive plate rather than the (often supplied) fibre washer. Starters are hard on the fibre washer..
Good Luck & have FUN!

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