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Foot starter- anyone go backward..

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by forty1, Mar 26, 2010.

  1. forty1
    Joined: Jul 7, 2006
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    Ok , I can take a flogging if necessary. One of the things I miss about a 1931 Essex SuperSix we use to own in the 70's, was the floor mounted foot starter switch. My search turned tup these two links. My question is has anyone one gone ' backward and do this provided they had the floor space?
    Any pictures and or comments?
    1.
    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=420430&highlight=foot+operated+starter+switches

    2.
    http://content.yudu.com/Aydsc/HoldenVintageClassic/resources/41.htm

    Thanks & cheers
    -41-
     
  2. Rehpotsirhcj
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    I put the floor start back in my 53 after a previous owner had removed the assembly. It uses a mechanical system with a lever that runs over to an arm on the starter..a pedal type. My 28 chev has an all electictric system.
     

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  3. forty1
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    thanks, Rehpotsstircj
     
  4. fuel
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    I put the foot starter back in my 40 chevy PU that I did a couple of years ago. That was the FIRST and the LAST time I'll do that.
     

  5. junkyardjeff
    Joined: Jul 23, 2005
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    If I did not have to change the flywheel I would put the foot stomp starter back in my 37 chevy p/u,I just had to be able to start it from a key when I put it togather. When installing the T-5 I had the flywheel out to change bellhousing and then would have been the time to go to the foot stomp starter but wanted to do it after I had it all back togather,I did install the linkage to make it looks like it has it but its for looks only.
     
  6. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
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    from Michigan

    Use a carb from an old Buick, and you can start it just by depressing the gas peddle. Starter-switch on the carb, and it's deactivated by the vacuum. Used to confuse a few of my passengers in my old Roadmaster. Of course, using the Buick carb is easier said than done...depending on what you're fitting it to. I suppose the same thing could be accomplished with new components.
     
  7. Rehpotsirhcj
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    Okay, I want pictures. That sounds really cool.
     

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