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The Hunter Model T starter

Post by Matt in California » Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:19 pm

Has anyone see or used one of these?
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I image they must not have been too good or we would see more.

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Re: The Hunter Model T starter

Post by Les Schubert » Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:11 pm

I have one (at least the engine part). Haven’t installed it yet

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Re: The Hunter Model T starter

Post by Matt in California » Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:32 pm

Les Schubert wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:11 pm
I have one (at least the engine part). Haven’t installed it yet
Wow Les
Now your car is worth three times as much :lol:
Or at least when you get it working...
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Re: The Hunter Model T starter

Post by tom_strickling » Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:44 pm

I have one in a box. A local 14 roadster pickup has one. Thing is if it backfires while you a pull starting you may end up in front of the car! Just jokin'


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Re: The Hunter Model T starter

Post by tom_strickling » Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:46 pm

OOPS I have to take that back, I thought it was one of the pull starters that has a D shaped handle on the firewall for you to pull on.

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Re: The Hunter Model T starter

Post by Susanne » Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:24 pm

I actually had one on one of dad's cars years ago, but you need Schwarzenegger arms to pull it, or have cruddy compression. Unless you're relying on a hot engine and semi-free starts, that pull starter is NOT like starting your lawn mower, it's tough! WAY easier just to get out and crank it!

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Re: The Hunter Model T starter

Post by Fordwright » Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:25 pm

How does it work?

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Re: The Hunter Model T starter

Post by DanTreace » Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:55 pm

Here's another version of pull chain mechanical starter from the dash.

Love the name......very appropriate.......think it would be a challenge to pull that handle sitting down behind the steering wheel :lol:




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Re: The Hunter Model T starter

Post by OilyBill » Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:03 pm

Using this type of starter is no trouble at all!
You just get the mother-in-law to put the heave to it.
The only drawback I see is that since I paid $5 for the car in the first place, it's now only worth $15. That's kind of a disappointing return on investment. Plus, the thing itself cost me $4.75. So now the car is still worth only $10.25.
Well, $10.40, if you count the nickels I hammered in as freeze plugs.


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Re: The Hunter Model T starter

Post by OilyBill » Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:05 pm

Using this type of starter is no trouble at all!
You just get the mother-in-law to put the heave to it.
The only drawback I see is that since I paid $5 for the car in the first place, it's now only worth $15. That's kind of a disappointing return on investment. Plus, the thing itself cost me $4.75. So now the car is still worth only $10.25.
Well, $10.40, if you count the nickels I hammered in as freeze plugs.
Some of you guys are PRETTY extravagant!!!


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Re: The Hunter Model T starter

Post by D Stroud » Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:27 am

In todays world, that add would most likely be open for a lawsuit. That doesn't look like a "self starter" to me. :roll: Dave
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Re: The Hunter Model T starter

Post by TRDxB2 » Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:56 am

I did a an internet search and found several similar devices marketed at that time. Some with good leverage for starting - not sure how they handled kick-back.
http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/11 ... 1288920924
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Boston Starter http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/80 ... 1254274560
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Nicely installed http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/80 ... 1246395151 http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/80 ... 1246395151

Jay in N California planning to install a Simplex starter it http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/118802/124401.html

The SANBO http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/59 ... 1455282622
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Where Briggs & Stratton got the idea http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/118802/168184.html
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VARIATIONS- The Hunter Model T starter

Post by Dropacent » Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:38 pm

Variations of same theme. I’m going to use the bottom one on a project, the top one is available to a tinkerer. I’ve seen a foot-lever-from-the-seat design that intrigues me. Two repaired shoulders here.
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Re: The Hunter Model T starter

Post by Fordwright » Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:23 am

I recommend Kickstarter. *chuckle*


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Re: The Hunter Model T starter

Post by Harry Lillo » Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:46 pm

I have a couple of different remote starters.
One is interesting in that it is a kick starter.
The starter is similar in shape to the existing pedals.
Makes the T a four pedal car!!


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Re: The Hunter Model T starter

Post by Dropacent » Sat Jun 27, 2020 12:27 pm

Can you post a photo, Harry?

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Re: The Hunter Model T starter

Post by Fordwright » Sat Sep 19, 2020 3:26 pm

Something tells me that only Mrs. Henry Ford could have persuaded Henry to install electric starters on all Model Ts in 1919.

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