I was working on starters today and I noticed one of them has no flange to mount it to the hogs head (the one on the left). No hole or key way in the shaft either. Was this a motor built by the same company for another purpose?
It also has two cutouts for the terminal in the brush housing.
Anybody know anything about this?
Forgive me if this has been discussed before.
Looks like someone machined the flange round and replaced the armature shaft. I am guessing they made a bushing for the shaft extension and used the motor for another purpose. I don't think this is "Ford" modification or application.
It looks to me that this starter was made this way. Look at the positions of the six mounting holes, they are in different positions on each.
Maybe Ron Patterson can tell what this starter was for if he sees this thread.
The round flange does have Ford script and the part number in it just like the square one. It may be the angle they are sitting that makes the holes look like they are in different positions. the chamfer on the nose piece and the drain hole look to be centered between holes.
It's still a mystery.
I bet some one "adapted it" ,some time in it's past.
My Dad and I made an electric go cart back in the seventies using a model T starter and made similar modifications. The motor didn't last long, I think because it couldn't cool itself sufficiently. It was designed for shout duration use not continuous use.
It indeed may be an earlier conversion. The later style ford starter with inertia drives are often used as conversions. Lester #3115, used into the early 60's. The shafts were cut and pulleys or gears installed. Reliance Trailers used then for transfer trailers, They are in the shop all the time. Some even used on boats for outriggers.
Manufactures wold often custom make drive end housings to fit Fords. Just a theory.