> I want to turn the engine off of the starter as the manual
> turning via the
> dogbolt is a PITA.
> No electrics are on the car at all. Here is what I am
> thinking of doing:
> 1. Take my 14v AC to DC convertor box and hook the positive
> lead to the
> starter's terminal, immitating the battery.
> 2. Plug the box in, thus providing juice to the starter's terminal.
> Question is this, will the starter being mounted to the block
> be sufficient
> for grounding,
> in order to create the circuit needed to actuate the starter?
Starter mounted to the block is no problem at all ... but I agree with Wayne
: unless your converter box is rated at hundreds of amps, it isn't going to
do the job. My 50 amp battery charger just groans. Initial current draw of
the starter is around 500 amps at 8 volts or so.
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