My first big fix.

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2013: My first big fix.
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Randy Glowacki on Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 08:40 pm:

About a week ago I went to start the 1927 Roadster. When I pressed the starter all I got was a grinding noise. Many people on the Form gave me advise. I pulled out the bendix and found that both spring bolts has come out. One was still attached and the back one fell out when I took off the cover. I ordered a new assembly from Lang's and last night after studying the pictures in the instruction books I put it back together and the engine turned over fine ! This has been my first summer owning a Model T. It has been a lot of fun and now I don't feel intimidated working on it. The Form has helped me tremendously.
Randy Glowacki, Parsippany, NJ


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Norman T. Kling on Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 08:51 pm:

Although, to you it was a "BIG" fix, it was a minor one, which could have become big if any of the parts had fallen into the crankcase. Be sure to bend the tabs tight against the bolts so that they don't come loose again.

Hope you have many good years out of your T and that it doesn't give you any more trouble.
Norm


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Hap Tucker in Sumter SC on Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 08:57 pm:

Randy,

That's great! One of the many nice things about a T is you can work on it and get feed back quickly on if you fixed a problem or not. And unlike many of the modern cars you do not need a computer engine analyzer etc. to help you figure out what is wrong. It is a good feeling to be able to work on the T and make it run, drive, or in this case start better.

And when someone else has a question or needs some help with a starter bendix issue -- you'll be ready to help them out. I didnít remember reading the previous threads you posted about the starter issue, but if you are using an 8 or 12 volt battery they can be really hard on the bendix. Again congratulation on successfully completing your repair.

Respectfully submitted,

Hap l9l5 cut off


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Randy Glowacki on Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 09:05 pm:

Hap,
I am keeping the car as close to original as I possibly can, 6 volt battery, coils, no water pump, generator, ect. It's a good driver in original paint.
Randy Glowacki, Parsippany, NJ


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dennis Halpin on Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 11:52 pm:

Randy, don't be afraid to ask questions here before you tear into something on a Model T. It's far cheaper than making mistakes. And there are plenty of things on a T that don't come apart the way they look like they should.
For every question you might ask, you will get 10 different answers. 9 of them will be 'correct', depending year and model.


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