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Old 03-25-2019, 03:19 PM   #21
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If you are using the Early 1/2 shaft that is why, when new, Ford placed a Shim between the starter and the housing.. This stopped the drive from jamming.. 12 Volts are not needed on any Model A.
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Old 03-25-2019, 04:51 PM   #22
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If you are using the Early 1/2 shaft that is why, when new, Ford placed a Shim between the starter and the housing.. This stopped the drive from jamming.. 12 Volts are not needed on any Model A.
Woofa was using the 1/2" shaft and it was bent like they all do whether on 6 or 12 volts. 6 volts only means it takes a while longer.
While on one hand I agree with 12v not needed, I have converted my cars to 12 volts because 6 volts parts are not easy to come by. For example, a couple of years ago, I was in the Northern Territory outback when the ignition coil failed. I went into town and was able to buy another over the counter. I think I might still be there if I was on 6 volts. Batteries, ignition components and other parts like light globes are so much easier to get in 12 volts.
Let's say I have no intention of converting back to 6 v!
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Old 03-25-2019, 05:27 PM   #23
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Woofa was using the 1/2" shaft and it was bent like they all do whether on 6 or 12 volts. 6 volts only means it takes a while longer.
While on one hand I agree with 12v not needed, I have converted my cars to 12 volts because 6 volts parts are not easy to come by. For example, a couple of years ago, I was in the Northern Territory outback when the ignition coil failed. I went into town and was able to buy another over the counter. I think I might still be there if I was on 6 volts. Batteries, ignition components and other parts like light globes are so much easier to get in 12 volts.
Let's say I have no intention of converting back to 6 v!
Ok, You say, "like they all due" BUT with no mention of the SHIM I spoke of.. I have used one in my 1928 Coupe from 1965 until now and it still works fine..This with the abel drive & the correct Shim. Oh, & 6 volts..
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Old 03-25-2019, 05:51 PM   #24
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F.M. ,

What is the part number of this shim?

Photo of one or is a drawing shown in the "Green Bible"?

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