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Ruston LB satrter

Discussion in 'Narrow Gauge Railways' started by Stan loco, Aug 2, 2016.

  1. Stan loco

    Stan loco New Member

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    Hello. Would anyone know where we could obtain a CAV sarter motor for a Ruston 3 VSH engine. 1957 ish

    13 teeth, 12 volt. Any condition considered.

    Thank you.
     
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    I don't have one to offer (though I own a 40DL with a 3VRH) - but I understand that these engines were used in excavators (e.g. Ruston Bucyrus) which may at least open a possible line of enquiry if you've not been there already. I think about starter motors everytime I pick up that big handle.......
     
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    Thank you for your top tips.
     
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    If you have one then it is possible to get them rebuilt. Most CAV stuff also has modern equivalents. The starter motors on the Turbostars I worked on differed only slightly to the ones on my old AEC Matadors and Gardener, Leyland and AEC engined busses!
     
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    Thank you grasshopper will give it my best shot.

    Problem is don't have a complete correct starter to have rebuilt currently. Will make more enquieries.

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