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  1. Advantage to using a VL kicker cover on a JD transmission?

    I have a 1929 8 valve european style racer that is big displacement and has giant compression. Monster power but it is quite hard to kick start. In my spares I have a later complete VL kicker cover that looks like it would fit right on that JD transmission. Would there be any benefit to using the VL setup? The gears look alot more modern and it looks like the ratio might be different. Any ideas welcome as I don't know much about VLs. Thanks,
    Eric
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    Re: Advantage to using a VL kicker cover on a JD transmission?

    Hello Eric


    first VLs had same setup as JD
    later got constant mesh type
    with „one way clutch”/ratchet
    but I think ratio is same
    and kicker lenght too
    bu I would need to check it


    MOA

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    Re: Advantage to using a VL kicker cover on a JD transmission?

    You need to change tooth count on your clutch gear. I know a few people that changed out their gearing. It helped with kicking over a high compression motor.

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