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What makes a Super Sportsman self starting?

Post by rrc » Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:29 pm

I was wondering what difference there is in the driveline of a Super Sportsman vs. sprint car? How do they make them self starting?

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Re: What makes a Super Sportsman self starting?

Post by lefty » Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:35 pm

A starter.

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Re: What makes a Super Sportsman self starting?

Post by Jimmy » Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:47 pm

rrc wrote:I was wondering what difference there is in the driveline of a Super Sportsman vs. sprint car? How do they make them self starting?
They have a bellhouseing with cut down flywheel thus allowing for a starter. Sprint cars do not have either]

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Re: What makes a Super Sportsman self starting?

Post by Wax » Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:57 pm

and they beat the heel out of those starters,often starting 'in gear'. and they are about the size of a starter found on most 4 cylinder production cars.

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Re: What makes a Super Sportsman self starting?

Post by Deez Nuts » Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:14 pm

sportsmans also have a battery.

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Re: What makes a Super Sportsman self starting?

Post by rrc » Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:20 pm

Reason for asking is i was wondering if one could be used or adapted to a vintage sprint car, or if the cockpit area wouldn't allow it...

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Re: What makes a Super Sportsman self starting?

Post by GOSHOW » Wed Oct 24, 2012 8:32 am

You can put one on a vintage sprint car, but unless it is a car with no real history I wouldn't. In my mind I would want the car as original as possible.

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Re: What makes a Super Sportsman self starting?

Post by rrc » Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:31 am

I agree GOSHOW. I was wondering if this could be an option to make a sprint self starting. The wife is tired of pushing...LOL

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Re: What makes a Super Sportsman self starting?

Post by Brent Leach » Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:20 pm

rrc wrote:I agree GOSHOW. I was wondering if this could be an option to make a sprint self starting. The wife is tired of pushing...LOL
Maybe she wants you to do the pushing for once. ;)
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Re: What makes a Super Sportsman self starting?

Post by rrc » Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:29 pm

Maybe! LOL The bellhousing that the Super Sportsman use, is that just specific to that division or is it used elsewhere on another type car? I'm envisioning the thin old style BRP bell housing the older modifieds used for their Bert trans. Is it something similar? and is the starter inboard or outboard on the Super Sportsman? Would anyone have a picture of how it is set up in the actual car? thanks again, ron c

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Re: What makes a Super Sportsman self starting?

Post by felix12 » Thu Oct 25, 2012 6:35 am

I think it was Halibrand that use to make an aluminum bell that was designed to use with a clutch that lots of the sportsman used, when clutches were mandatory. The rules now just say "self-starting" and few if any use clutches anymore. LPS Racers in Lebanon, PA makes a cast aluminum bell than is just big enough for the starter flex plate. Starters mount on the block at the stock location. There are some inboard starter systems available but I don’t think any sportsman use them.


This looks like an LPS bell here with the LPS Logo ground off LOL

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Re: What makes a Super Sportsman self starting?

Post by rrc » Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:10 am

thanks Felix12!

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Re: What makes a Super Sportsman self starting?

Post by felix12 » Thu Oct 25, 2012 1:06 pm

Here is another link for an inboard starter deal too.

http://02e449d.netsolstores.com/incarstartersystem.aspx
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Re: What makes a Super Sportsman self starting?

Post by themouth » Sat Oct 27, 2012 11:14 pm

:thumbleft: knew they had starters, but didnt know the logistics of it till now! thanks guys! :cheers2: :cheers2:

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Re: What makes a Super Sportsman self starting?

Post by baldtireman » Sun Oct 28, 2012 3:29 am

They have a battery,a starter, but usually NO clutch..... :D

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