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Recoil starter

In the course of a workshop clear out I came acreoss this stand alone recoil starter that last saw the light of day in the late 70s!

From memory it was bolted to the engine platform of a small cylinder mower, possiblly a Greens, next to a JAP 2-stroke. Regrettably the mower was scrapped.

 

 

 

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That is an interesting find I have never seen anything like that before, it looks as though it may have been a bolt on accessory for mowers that used a starting handle.

It appears as though pushing the button on the front face would engage the dogs into the engine before pulling the recoil. 

Ray.

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Yes, push to engage! Also the "dog" on the other end is spring loaded. Fairly certain that I have the female dog that was fixed to the JAP flywheel. No id on it at all, not even any casting numbers. Quite possible that it was a "third party" accessory - remember seeing a kit to enable a verticle shaft mower engine to be cranked by an electric drill!

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Another remote recoil!

Was sorting out some old parts books this afternoon - you know the scene, all going well until you sit down and start flicking through one! - and this is what I found

https://www.dropbox.com/s/neq2xm2i82zhywk/Qualcast%20recoil%20starter0001.pdf

Similar but not the same as the images that I posted - may be a later development as it appears to have automatic engagement of the pawls rather than the push button.arrangement.