Bendix removal

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2013: Bendix removal
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dave Wells on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - 10:35 pm:

Hi everyone. I hope someone here can put up with another Bendix question. I did a search but didn't find what I needed. I need to remove my starter. There are two pics below. One shows what I removed and the other shows what remains on the car. The other parts seem stuck in place and I'm really not sure how far I have to go anyway. Any hints? Thanks.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ted Dumas on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - 11:01 pm:

Those parts must come off or you will damage the field coil. You might need to use a puller or a small slide hammer. You might tap them back in and deburr the shaft at the bolt hole and keyway.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dave Wells on Thursday, July 18, 2013 - 07:11 am:

That's the answer I was looking for Ted. I did feel some sharp edges so burrs are likely the problem. I thought I'd ask before I got out the big hammers. There was one lesson they taught in in both auto shop and health class, "Never force it....it slides right in".


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ron Patterson-Nicholasville, Kentucky on Thursday, July 18, 2013 - 08:52 am:

Dave
The Bendix drive head screw hole or Woodruff key way at the end of the armature shaft are probably partially upset around the edges causing the Bendix drive shaft to hang up on the shaft when removing. This is a common problem because the shaft and drive sleeve are a close fit.
If the damage is not excessive when you remove the starting motor you can dress these areas of the shaft with a file to correct the problem.
Ron the Coilman


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dave Wells on Thursday, July 18, 2013 - 10:00 pm:

Thanks Ron. I got all the other parts off the shaft. It was a tight fit. I put a front end pickle fork up against the solid part and tapped it with a hammer. I was glad to see it all came off as a unit. The bendix is the one part I didn't understand that well so I thought I'd better check with those that do. I'm pulling the engine to check the crank and babbitt. I got everything down to a short block without instruction and the starter is the last part.

BTW Ron. I like your video on adjusting coils. It sure helped me get my T running right.


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