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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bob Underwood on Monday, December 12, 2011 - 03:39 pm:

Does not engage. All bendix parts appear to be good. Drive gear does not try to move, just spins.
Appreciate any help
Thanks
Bob


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ron Patterson-Nicholasville, Kentucky on Monday, December 12, 2011 - 03:49 pm:

Bob
Are you saying the drive gear will not turn on the drive shaft toward the ring gear?
If so you probably have one of the incorrectly made Bendix drives that allows the drive gear to stick on the drive shaft nearest the spring. Try tapping the gear with a soft hammer trying to rotate the gear toward the ring gear on the drive shaft.
That should free it up, but this will happen again because of the manufacturing fault in the reproduction Bendix drive.
Ron the Coilman


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bob Underwood on Monday, December 12, 2011 - 04:11 pm:

Ron; Correct. This is a used bendix . Car had not been started in several months, worked fine the last time. I can turn the gear on the threads. Weight is tight and in place.
Thanks
Bob


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ron Patterson-Nicholasville, Kentucky on Monday, December 12, 2011 - 05:48 pm:

Bob
Does the gear move down the drive shaft to the ring gear when the starter is engaged?
Ron the Coilman


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Fred Miller, Sequim WA on Monday, December 12, 2011 - 05:50 pm:

You don't have the polarity reversed do you?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ron Patterson-Nicholasville, Kentucky on Monday, December 12, 2011 - 05:56 pm:

Fred
The Model T starting motor is a series/parallel wound DC motor and it is not voltage polarity sensitive.
Ron the Coilman


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bob Underwood on Monday, December 12, 2011 - 06:25 pm:

The drive gear does not move, stays close to the spring bolt.
Bob


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jim Sims on Monday, December 12, 2011 - 06:33 pm:

Is your battery charged enough to give the starter a quick spin so the inirtia will cause the shaft to turn and the weight of the gear weight causes it to turn slower and follow the threads?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ron Patterson-Nicholasville, Kentucky on Monday, December 12, 2011 - 06:48 pm:

I agree with Jim S.
A properly operating Model T starting motor has huge torque and speed. When energized it will easily cause the counterweight to move to the outside causing the gear to move on the shaft towards the ring gear.
Check the battery.
Ron the Coilman


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bob Underwood on Monday, December 12, 2011 - 07:07 pm:

Suspected the bat all day Using one of the cheap testers all balls float. Thanks for the replys
Bob


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