I am looking for a picture of starter bendix for a 1926 T. I had to take mine off and a small pin fell out of the bendix and I can't seem to find where it goes.
There is a groove in the shaft. The key, called a woodroof key, is shaped like a half moon. The curved part goes in the shaft. Then a round part slips over the key and the screw which holds one end of the spring goes through the hole opposite the key. There is a washer with two tabs on it which one tab goes into the spring and the other tab bends up to keep the screw from turning. The order of assembly: The bendix with the gear facing the flywheel goes on first, I like to fasten one end of the spring to the bendix first before sliding the bendix onto the shaft. The spring goes on with the bendix after being attached to it. Then the key. I like to turn the shaft so the key is up. Then the round part and then the screw. Both screws are made especially for the bendix and new ones can be ordered from the vendors. The washers with tabs can also be ordered.
Don, that small pin also has a spring with it, the pin is pushed in the back of the gear and runs on the shaft on top of the spiral, I'll try and find a picture for you!
if that pin has fallen out, it must be broken!
Thanks Kerry that must be what happened I'll need to find a replacement.
Lang's has it and they charge "actual" shipping cost.
None of my Bendix have the pin or the spring and they work just fine.