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  1. #1

    Sundowner Starter

    Hi Folks,

    Looks like my Sundowner needs a new starter. My IA recommends getting
    a new-technology lightweight one. But which one? Looks like there's
    five or six different ones on the market.

    The ideal starter would:

    * Be just as rugged as the original
    * Draw LESS current than the original
    ( this is important: I think the most common little starters draw
    MORE current, in order to turn the prop faster; with the battery
    in the tail, the effect could be opposite, because of the long
    wire from the battery to the front )
    * Fit perfectly, with the link to the alternator in the right place,
    and nothing to foul the oil cooler
    * Work with the existing electrical lead, without needing to extend it

    Anybody know which one it is? Anybody got a new permenant magnet starter
    in their bird and had good luck with it? Bad luck? Within the parameters
    of the starters I see in the Aircraft Spruce catalog, I can honestly say
    that price is no object.

    - Jerry Kaidor ( jerry@tr2.com )







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    Sundowner Starter

    Jerry,

    We got rid of the old Prestolite Boat Anchor from our 76 'downer a
    couple years ago. We installed a Sky-Tech and we love it. Spins fast,
    starts quick, doesn't seem to use as much juice. Great on cold winter
    days. And, yes, you have to jigger your W&B calculations...a little.

    I don't have the log with me so I can't tell you which model we got. But
    check the posts on the site because the one we got is, ever so slightly,
    the wrong size. Rubbed against the filter box in the lower cowl. We
    fixed it but there are alternate models avaialble now.

    Steve Cote
    N1958L

    Jerry Kaidor wrote:

    > Hi Folks,
    >
    > Looks like my Sundowner needs a new starter. My IA recommends getting
    > a new-technology lightweight one. But which one? Looks like there's
    > five or six different ones on the market.
    >
    > The ideal starter would:
    >
    > * Be just as rugged as the original
    > * Draw LESS current than the original
    > ( this is important: I think the most common little starters draw
    > MORE current, in order to turn the prop faster; with the battery
    > in the tail, the effect could be opposite, because of the long
    > wire from the battery to the front )
    > * Fit perfectly, with the link to the alternator in the right place,
    > and nothing to foul the oil cooler
    > * Work with the existing electrical lead, without needing to extend it
    >
    > Anybody know which one it is? Anybody got a new permenant magnet
    > starter
    > in their bird and had good luck with it? Bad luck? Within the parameters
    > of the starters I see in the Aircraft Spruce catalog, I can honestly say
    > that price is no object.
    >
    > - Jerry Kaidor ( jerry@tr2.com )
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > Join BAC today and be a part of the ONLY Type Club for the Musketeer
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  3. #3

    Sundowner Starter

    If you want the useful education, do a BAC search on sky-tec and skytec and read the posts. If you just want a top recommendation regardless of price, buy the Sky-Tec Inline. You can contact Sky-Tec to see whether a reman is available, to save some money.

    ----- Original Message -----
    From: Jerry Kaidor
    To: BAC Mail
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    Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2005 9:02 PM
    Subject: [musketeermail] Sundowner Starter


    Hi Folks,

    Looks like my Sundowner needs a new starter. My IA recommends getting
    a new-technology lightweight one. But which one? Looks like there's
    five or six different ones on the market.

    The ideal starter would:

    * Be just as rugged as the original
    * Draw LESS current than the original
    ( this is important: I think the most common little starters draw
    MORE current, in order to turn the prop faster; with the battery
    in the tail, the effect could be opposite, because of the long
    wire from the battery to the front )
    * Fit perfectly, with the link to the alternator in the right place,
    and nothing to foul the oil cooler
    * Work with the existing electrical lead, without needing to extend it

    Anybody know which one it is? Anybody got a new permenant magnet starter
    in their bird and had good luck with it? Bad luck? Within the parameters
    of the starters I see in the Aircraft Spruce catalog, I can honestly say
    that price is no object.

    - Jerry Kaidor ( jerry@tr2.com )

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  4. #4

    Sundowner Starter

    Same Here.
    I have a Sky-TEC in my Sport and it turns the engine much faster and is
    Approx. 10 lbs lighter
    Jeff Bryant


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    On Behalf Of Stephen Cote
    Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2005 6:31 PM
    To: Jerry Kaidor
    Cc: BAC Mail; musketeermail@yahoogroups.com
    Subject: Re: [musketeermail] Sundowner Starter


    Jerry,

    We got rid of the old Prestolite Boat Anchor from our 76 'downer a
    couple years ago. We installed a Sky-Tech and we love it. Spins fast,
    starts quick, doesn't seem to use as much juice. Great on cold winter
    days. And, yes, you have to jigger your W&B calculations...a little.

    I don't have the log with me so I can't tell you which model we got. But
    check the posts on the site because the one we got is, ever so slightly,
    the wrong size. Rubbed against the filter box in the lower cowl. We
    fixed it but there are alternate models avaialble now.

    Steve Cote
    N1958L

    Jerry Kaidor wrote:

    > Hi Folks,
    >
    > Looks like my Sundowner needs a new starter. My IA recommends getting
    > a new-technology lightweight one. But which one? Looks like there's
    > five or six different ones on the market.
    >
    > The ideal starter would:
    >
    > * Be just as rugged as the original
    > * Draw LESS current than the original
    > ( this is important: I think the most common little starters draw
    > MORE current, in order to turn the prop faster; with the battery
    > in the tail, the effect could be opposite, because of the long
    > wire from the battery to the front )
    > * Fit perfectly, with the link to the alternator in the right place,
    > and nothing to foul the oil cooler
    > * Work with the existing electrical lead, without needing to extend it
    >
    > Anybody know which one it is? Anybody got a new permenant magnet
    > starter
    > in their bird and had good luck with it? Bad luck? Within the parameters
    > of the starters I see in the Aircraft Spruce catalog, I can honestly say
    > that price is no object.
    >
    > - Jerry Kaidor ( jerry@tr2.com )
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > Join BAC today and be a part of the ONLY Type Club for the Musketeer
    > series!
    >
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    >
    >
    >
    >
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