Rebuilt my CA starting it is tough


Just rebuilt a CA. Everything is new, runs great except for one thing, I have to pull it to start it. New Battery, Starter has been checked out and is in great shape, but when I try to start it by pulling the lever back the motor only grunts slightly not even a full turn. I replaced the ground and positive cable I have it hooked up correctly with positive ground. If I pull it she fires right up but does not have enough ummph to turn over otherwise. Any thoughts???

Sounds like a bad connection some where or your battery cables are not big enough. If it has a 6 volt system like my b , you will need a larger cable than you would expect, even on a short run, I like to use O or OO gauge on 6-volt systems. Good luck , Shawn
Great tip, I think my cable is a 4 gauge wire. I will make up a 0 or 00 this week and try it. Thank you.

Yep 6 volts and auto type battery cable do not mix well. 6 volt battery use more amps to spin and engine over then a 12 volt battery does so it takes bigging cable to do the job. I bet if you set a 12 volt battery in it you would find it would spin over just fine with the smaller cables but it will not with the 6 volt. In the past I have used weld leads to make up battery cables for 6 volt systems works well and they hold up real good also
Hobby farm
Make sure the timing is correct and not advanced too much. That will make it difficult to turn over and still run well once started.


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