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Old 06-28-2019, 11:39 AM   #21
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I'm no expert on this, but that heavy coating may have been primarily to prevent rust during storage. You may want to clean it up and lubricate it properly. I like the graphite solution; it doesn't hold dirt like a petroleum lube would.
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Old 07-04-2019, 04:54 AM   #22
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Tubman good point.

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Old 07-04-2019, 09:10 PM   #23
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After you have crawled under and replaced the starter several times and bought new bendix's, you could have put a $100 gear drive starter on and forgot it for the rest of the car life.
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So....I had another occurrence with starter hanging up again so I did put it in 3rd gear and gave it a shove and it released again. With that happening a second time....I decided to install the rebuilt starter with new Bendix. In doing so....I thought all connections were secure but in removing the cable from starter to solenoid....I notice that the nut that tightens down that starter post was loose. Could that loose connection be the problem with not allowing the Bendix to operate properly by not getting full juice to spin into the flywheel ?

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Old 07-05-2019, 05:16 PM   #25
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Most likely: YUP.
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Old 07-05-2019, 10:30 PM   #26
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After you have crawled under and replaced the starter several times and bought new bendix's, you could have put a $100 gear drive starter on and forgot it for the rest of the car life.
I'd like to know of a $100 solution. SOURCE? 6 volt pos grnd?
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Old 07-05-2019, 10:47 PM   #27
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I'd like to know of a $100 solution. SOURCE? 6 volt pos grnd?
12 volt only. Ebay when you can catch it or buy it new from Roto-Faze Ignitions.
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Old 07-07-2019, 07:31 AM   #28
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Thx....it seems to have more power to engage now !

Appreciate the response.....Mike
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Old 07-10-2019, 10:26 AM   #29
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So....I'm back again.....everything fine until the car is run for awhile and it heats up. Then the starter if very slow to engage. Time to put in the rebuilt starter or do you think it's something else ?

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Old 07-12-2019, 02:24 PM   #30
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Best way to know, is to get the new one in place. Then, if troubles are afoot the search shall be renewed. Good Luck.

Keep those pain remedies handy.
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Old 07-13-2019, 10:14 AM   #31
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A Bones.....my pain remedy is Jack Daniels !! Just sayin'.....

I'm going to try and install the rebuilt one this afternoon.

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Old 07-16-2019, 06:07 AM   #32
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Sooooo.....took out the old starter and installed the rebuilt one with new Bendix....I CANNOT believe the difference ! I just barely touch the button and it starts. For 7 years I've been so used to the old starter cranking slow and now this is amazing !!

Thx for all the info you guys sent me.

Case is closed.

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