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Old 02-04-2018, 11:37 PM   #1
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Default Spring less Bendix Opinions?

I have been contemplating changing to a spring less Bendix. Can anyone relate some experience with using one of these?
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Old 02-05-2018, 01:53 AM   #2
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I've never had a problem with my original, and wouldn't change.
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Old 02-05-2018, 02:26 AM   #3
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I find the pozidrive Bendix less prone to kicking out prematurely.
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Old 02-05-2018, 04:28 AM   #4
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I used an inertia drive for a while and went back to an original set up.
My one never engaged right with the ring gear. It would work but inspection after a few months showed it was chewing up the ring gear and itself -Karl
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Stay with the original and carry a spare spring.
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Old 02-05-2018, 04:10 PM   #6
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Default Re: Spring less Bendix Opinions?

I've used a couple of them and never had a problem .The original starter drive can drop bolts . If the original gets oil and a bit of clutch dust on the helix of the drive , it'll just spin and not engage . I've had no such problems with the modern starter drive .
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Old 02-05-2018, 04:57 PM   #7
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Both my A’s have the modern starter drives. Put them in 10 years ago and never had any issues
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Old 02-05-2018, 05:30 PM   #8
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Never had a problem with the modern drive and has been in since 2006.
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Old 02-05-2018, 06:17 PM   #9
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I have had good luck with modern drives on my Tudor. Especially since Snyders and probably others stated selling USA Made. V8s take the same starter as model A's and I have a USA Snyder's modern drive in my avatar roadster.

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Old 02-05-2018, 08:39 PM   #10
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I use the modern (tractor style) on all my Model As except my 28 tudor that has an early starter with a smaller shaft.
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