The SR-71 Blackbird

The J-58 Engine

Starting the SR-71 Blackbird's J58 Engines - AG330 Start Cart

Starting the SR-71 Blackbird's J58 Engines - AG330 Start Cart

The AG-330 Start Cart orginally were Buick wildcat 401 cubic inch V-8 engines developing 400 horsepower. There were two Buick engines mounted tandem side by side with automatic transmissions. They were coupled together with a steel woven drive belt to drive a vertical shaft that was inserted into the starter mechanism on the bottom of the SR-71's engine.

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