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Old 07-03-2011, 12:29 AM   #21
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Why not return the electrical system to 6 volts and use an original starter and bendix drive?

Thats a thought. I wanted to be able to add electrical accessories. With 6 volt positive ground that becomes an issue. I have a tractor I restored and it is 6 volt positve ground and I never have a problem with it but then I don't want to add a CB either.

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Old 07-04-2011, 12:07 PM   #22
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Default Re: Bendix Spring Locked Up

After gettting the starter motor free I installed a new drive (Original Design) and reinstalled the starter. It turned the engine over a few times and locked up. I was able to free it up and remove the motor again. The starter terminal on the motor was hot as well as the post on the battery. I am not sure how to interprit that reaction. Could it mean that the starter motor is defective?

Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 07-04-2011, 12:25 PM   #23
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You may have a bent shaft from being jammed up.
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Old 07-04-2011, 12:29 PM   #24
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How is your ring gear? if you have worn teeth it will get the starter gear locked in betwwen and you will not be able to turn the engine either way.
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Old 07-04-2011, 01:00 PM   #25
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I have 2 modern starter drive break, both with less than 25 starts on them. They were both marked Made in India.
I bought a modern from Brattons and it has worked fine since this past january.
My car is 12 Volts and the starter is modified for 12 Volts.
You best bet is to convert your starter to 12Volts if you have 12 volts.
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Old 07-04-2011, 02:57 PM   #26
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BoB I have 2 A's with 6v starter and using 12v, which will never hurt a 6v starter matter of fact they run cooler on 12 volts the starter that is. I have run this combination for many years with no problems yet and many miles Have a great Day
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Old 07-04-2011, 03:18 PM   #27
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How is your ring gear? if you have worn teeth it will get the starter gear locked in betwwen and you will not be able to turn the engine either way.

The ring gear is damaged on the engaging side due to the problems I had with the first starter drive. Would that cause the starter to hang up?

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Old 07-04-2011, 03:38 PM   #28
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I have checked the starter shaft and it is not bent but it does have about .100 in end play. I do not know if that is normal or not?????
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Old 07-05-2011, 10:39 AM   #29
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the 6 and 12 volt coils are the same,just hooked up different
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