You'd have to have a dependable air supply to run the air starter. I'll never have one. Friend had one on a 318 Detroit, and if it didnt kick off in 3 seconds, he was stuck til he got the portable air tank, filled the truck tank, and tried it again. Sometimes took 10minutes to do what an electric starter could have done in 10seconds.
It's totally doable, I was just looking at some the other day but forgot the company's name that made them. You could use the second starter hole (I think there's one right?) and mount it there as a backup or primary and use the electric as a backup. You'd just need a compressor and a tank (which you also need for train horns anyway!). No big deal I think, just have to want it bad enough.
Haha! Yes! exactly! I'm already going to have an air tank for road side service using an engine driven compressor. So lots of air on board. Second starter hole? Is there? The spot you bar the engine from you mean?
there was some one that did this to a 7.3 power stroke the air starter alone was $4600 and thats when the coolness part of it departed the whole thing idk the guy must have had a lot alot of money burning a hole in his pocket haha
we have had them on are bigger trucks they ran off air brake system and yes they did run down but what we did is just add a small one cylinder gas motor that ran a one cylinder air pump which brought up air in the brake system it took like 2-3 min but yes they are way cool to hear start never had to replace one really never had any promblems with them.
yes Begle, it would be the utmost in coolest but it'd be illegal in CA and MA. Other than that, I agree. My monthly expenditures in shotgun shells would be astronomical I know this much. I believe I'd shut my truck down at every red light just so I could start it again. Come to think of it, if I could get an air starter, I probably would do the same.
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