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NickPoll

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Inter Engine question.
« on: April 30, 2014, 10:49:57 PM »
Hello all,
I'm assembling the Gyrostarter on an Ydral engine and am not sure how it functions. Do you supply power to the large stud under the starter, then pull the lever above the starter to engage drive to the crank ? Come on Bob, you can answer this one.          regards, Nick.
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Re: Inter Engine question.
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2014, 09:44:28 AM »
Or maybe pull the lever to disengage the drive, get the starter motor spinning, then release the lever to engage the engine ?  Nick.
Messerschmitt Tiger 500, KR201 roadster, 1955 KR200, 1958 KR200, 1959 KR200, 1964 KR200, Nobel 200, Morgan Super Sports, Goggo Coupe, Isetta 300, Velorex 350, Bond mk D, Lomax.

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Re: Inter Engine question.
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2014, 09:49:01 AM »
Not much help?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlZMeIO4Vao

Bob Purton's INTER Berline at Störy Germany Kleinwagentreffen 1998
The car starts with a GYROSTARTER, you pull a lever, it starts a small electric motor spinning that is attached to a flywheel, it sounds like Helicopter starting up. Once the flywheel is up to speed, you throw down the lever, the flywheel engages the crankshaft and (hopefully) the engine cranks and starts.
A detailed story with photos of Bob's rare INTER Torpedo (sport version!) is in the current issue of MICROCAR NEWS magazine:
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Bob Purton

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Re: Inter Engine question.
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2014, 03:44:54 PM »
Oh sorry, I was miles away!
 Its been a while since I looked at my one but yes, 6 volts to the terminal, pull the lever upwards [or downwards I think if you are not operating it remotely, as I recall the action is reversed somewhere in the linkage]  to set the flywheel spinning, lever released to start engine. Separate ignition switch on the dashboard. Let me know if you have problems.

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Re: Inter Engine question.
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2014, 03:47:30 PM »
Not much help?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlZMeIO4Vao

Bob Purton's INTER Berline at Störy Germany Kleinwagentreffen 1998
The car starts with a GYROSTARTER, you pull a lever, it starts a small electric motor spinning that is attached to a flywheel, it sounds like Helicopter starting up. Once the flywheel is up to speed, you throw down the lever, the flywheel engages the crankshaft and (hopefully) the engine cranks and starts.
A detailed story with photos of Bob's rare INTER Torpedo (sport version!) is in the current issue of MICROCAR NEWS magazine:

No its not!!??

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Re: Inter Engine question.
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2014, 08:17:57 PM »
Hello Bob & Barry,
Thanks for your help & advice. The gyrostarter is now operating fine. I had replaced the toothed centre shaft, but found the rivets I used were slightly too high and fouling, so a bit of flattening the rivet heads with a hammer & punch sorted it. Now with the lever pulled, the electric motor spins freely. I'm delivering it to it's owner Gilles Deloge on tuesday, along with  Avolette & Schmitt engines I've overhauled for him. Hopefully he'll now be active with a few of his cars.   I want an Inter.                  regards,         Nick.
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Re: Inter Engine question.
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2014, 09:02:01 AM »
The gyrostarter is a very compact piece of kit so I can see how anything that shouldn't be there would foul something. Glad you got it sorted, I think you [or rather your customer] was very fortunate to get the part. Joint the queue for people wanting an Inter although you are in a better position than most to find one!