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Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by 50 Merc Man, May 20, 2024.

  1. 50 Merc Man
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    Bolt size or length?
     
  2. 50 Merc Man
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    6 volt huh? No electrical issues or frying the starter?
     
  3. chicken
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    The only negative about using the 6v stock starter on 12v is that occasionally the spring breaks on the Bendix. Not often, and the starter does just fine. They run years like this.
     
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  4. 50 Merc Man
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    That’s what happened on the first stock starter I pulled off. I wanna say it was a 6 volt job too
     
  5. theHIGHLANDER
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    Amps matter most on motors. 6v on 12v can heat up as said above if they're cranked too long.
     
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  6. 50 Merc Man
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    If your starter bolts are too long, would you hear a rubbing or clicking noise when depressing the clutch? I had no noise issues at all before changing out the starter and I don’t believe the bendix is not disengaging because in neutral there isn’t any noise at all. What do ya think boys?
     
  7. shorrock
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    Neither - if the starter is too close you can rotate it away from your exhaust manifolds and drill new holes, not all the way around but several degr each way.
     
  8. MARKDTN
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    On my 8BA I have stock 6V armature in a '63 390 Thunderbird case. That gets you the correct guts with a 12V wound stator. I have never broken a spring.
     
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  9. flatheadpete
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    I ran a stock 6v on my 276 Merc the whole time I had it. Never had a problem.
     
  10. 50 Merc Man
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    Problem isn’t clearances, problem is when I depress the clutch it makes a rubbing noise, when not depressed, no rubbing noise
     
  11. shorrock
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    Check axial crank play then.
     
  12. 50 Merc Man
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    ??? Ya gotta dumb it down for me boss
     
  13. distributorguy
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    After having a rebuild company take my good Bendix and replace it with Chinesium (that also failed) I installed a high torque starter like I have on several other cars. I won't buy the Powermaster brand, but there are plenty of good ones out there. Not only has it been flawless for 5 years, but during that time I used the starter to move the non-running truck around my pole shed. If you get a good one, they're indestructible!
     
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  14. 50 Merc Man
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    Thank you bro!!
     
  15. chicken
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    See if the end play on the crankshaft is excessive, and the crank and flywheel are moving forward and rubbing on something when the clutch is used. Could be part of the starter, end of a bolt, anything the flywheel is close to. If you think a bolt may be too long, maybe put a washer on it and see.
     
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  16. 50 Merc Man
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  18. 50 Merc Man
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    Keeping in mind, up until I installed this gear reduction starter I wasn’t having any noise or rubbing sound at all with that POS power master starter. I’m gonna get underneath it again and rotate the starter around (right now it’s in the upside down position) to see if that’s what it might be. If not I’ll be kickin out another 2-300 bucks for a Van Pelt starter. Thanks again fellas for your insight
     

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