I added a hand crank to my volvo
md11c, a two cylinder 25hp diesel
from the late 70's, during a rebuild
. I hadn't realised it came with a $500 price
tag. It was used this year when I was struggling with an intermittent electrical
fault. It is impossible to turn the engine
without opening the decompression levers and then will test your physical limits when cold. Bring the engine
to max revs and drop one lever, watch your head
doesn't fly forward and hit anything as you take up the extra strain on the handle.... the voice of experience. You will need an extra pair of hands to drop the lever or better still turn the handle.
I would think you could use the money
more effectively. Be careful of adding more batteries before checking your alternator
is up to the extra load.