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Old 12-24-2014, 02:55 PM   #1
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Default What is this collar for?

I can't figure out what the purpose of this collar on the starter rod is? Is it some sort of stop? Has a allen head set screw. Haven't seen it on other cars.



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Old 12-24-2014, 03:36 PM   #2
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It looks like the h2o pump collar? Ditch it.

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Is there a hole drilled to accommodate the set screw through to the starter rod shaft? If so perhaps the shaft is not threaded, and it was a farmers fix to retain the starter rod.

Or "to facilitate the next garage fire"��
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Old 12-24-2014, 05:21 PM   #4
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It looks smaller than a water pump shaft collar. Maybe they jist thought it looked purty .
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Old 12-24-2014, 05:29 PM   #5
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Very interesting I wouldn't due anything it will cause people to ask "Q"
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It's a starter rod vibration damper.
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Old 12-24-2014, 06:27 PM   #7
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That is a very rare accessory item for model A's.
It is a cardinal grammeter and it is used to bleed off the excess inverse reactive current from the starter.
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Should fetch a pretty penny on ebay.
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Is there a hole drilled to accommodate the set screw through to the starter rod shaft?
No the starter rod is threaded. In fact I was removing the starter rod t replace the starter rod grommet when I noticed it. The set screw is just holding it in place.

I guess it could be any of the above, haha. So basically I don't need it... Another mystery solved.
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It's a starter rod vibration damper.
If it is it doesn't work. The starter rod was rattling because the grommet was MIA.
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Maybe it adds weight to the starter rod so his wife did not have to push so hard to get it started.
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[QUOTE=Y-Blockhead;1003814]I can't figure out what the purpose of this collar on the starter rod is? Is it some sort of stop? Has a allen head set screw. Haven't seen it on other cars.(QUOTE)

leave it,
it's supposed to be there, everyone else's is missing
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Old 12-25-2014, 12:21 AM   #13
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You are the mystery solver U blockhead
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Old 12-25-2014, 07:05 AM   #14
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It is installed backward
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Old 12-25-2014, 10:10 AM   #15
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never seen one Cad..........mines is raven finish!
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How about maybe the rod would unscrew so the person put that on to keep it from unscrewing.
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Looks like this guy has lots ideas. Look at the double nuts on the starter cable. When things get just right, I think it could make a nice fire when that collar hits that big nut.

I bet the rest of the cars has some nice improvements also.
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I wonder if the collar was put there to make it easier starting/turn-over the motor from inside the engine compartment. You could wrap your fingers around the collar a lot easier than just the rod itself.

Just thinking! (Which sometimes can be dangerous.)
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Looks like this guy has lots ideas.

I bet the rest of the cars has some nice improvements also.
Haha, Always somebody with the negative.
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I wonder if the collar was put there to make it easier starting/turn-over the motor from inside the engine compartment. You could wrap your fingers around the collar a lot easier than just the rod itself.

Just thinking! (Which sometimes can be dangerous.)
Now, that's the only one that makes sense, and I'll bet you are right.
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