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PVF1799
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Cold Weather Starting - Rex'48

Postby PVF1799 » Wed Dec 24, 2014 7:00 am

Hi all - I took Rex'48 up the farm for indoor storage for the winter. About every two-weeks since late October I uncover him, turn on the fuel and see what happens when trying to start him'up. I'm glad to report that even at 9 degrees a few weeks back he started right up with only minor choking. It could not have turned over even 3-4 times before firing off. The 6v battery is holding it's own. Perhaps having 120psi compression and all things in spec really do make a difference.

Merry Christmas - Ken
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Re: Cold Weather Starting - Rex'48

Postby offrink » Wed Dec 24, 2014 1:53 pm

Imagine that. A cub with the proper specs and a good battery start in cold weather! Are you sure you aren't crazy?

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Re: Cold Weather Starting - Rex'48

Postby gitractorman » Wed Dec 24, 2014 2:49 pm

That's exactly what I was thinking. You've completely rebuilt it from scratch, completely overhauled and rebuilt the engine, all new parts, and put it back together probably better than it was originally....... it should start just like you described. Congrats!!!!!!
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Re: Cold Weather Starting - Rex'48

Postby staninlowerAL » Wed Dec 24, 2014 4:26 pm

Trust me, Ken. Rex will outlive you.....and me too! :idea: You probably need to be thinking about who you are going to pass this one on to when the time comes. Stan

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Re: Cold Weather Starting - Rex'48

Postby Scrivet » Wed Dec 24, 2014 8:47 pm

You're just pulling our leg! You really switched it to 12V, with an alternator, and pertronix ignition, and used Hytran in everything including as fluid in the rear tires because EVERYBODY knows a 6V stock cub just wont start below 50 degrees. :lol: :lol: :lol:


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