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Old 2nd August 2011, 02:24 PM   #1
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Aztec starter in pieces:
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Old 2nd August 2011, 02:26 PM   #2
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I'm glad it was the starter motor and not the motor!!!!!

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Old 2nd August 2011, 02:34 PM   #3
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We've hand-cranked it once!
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Old 3rd August 2011, 02:01 AM   #4
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I'm guessing the magic smoke escaped and caused everything to fall to little bits!

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One of our mechanics said "there is nothing built by man which your son cannot break."
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Old 3rd August 2011, 02:10 AM   #6
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One of our mechanics said "there is nothing built by man which your son cannot break."
Now that's confidence in your sons abilities!!!

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lol - seen that a lot - the pinion doesn't disengage and the armature spinning at 40,000 RPM flys to pieces...
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Old 3rd August 2011, 02:13 AM   #8
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That's insane, never saw anything like it. Looks like the pinion failed to retract from the ring gear for whatever reason and the engine too the startrt up to RPM the designer never dreamed of.
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I once saw a starter from a plane on autobus. Driver said, he does not need to care of battery anymore: he starts it from 3 of 9V batteries in the glove compartment. It takes some time, though...
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