My 1926 roadster would barely turn over. So I bought a new battery, still poor
Had the starter rebuilt, still poor turn over
THEN I finally Read about 30 forum posts on starter problems
After replacing small 3 gauge 12 volt cables with 1/0 and polishing to bare metal every contact point from the ground strap to the starter bolt itself to a bright finish wow ! turns over fast. Morale of story, I wasted money but learned an important lesson.
Many of the connections were either painted, or corroded for grounding and the starter button insides were very tarnished
Well done, thanks for getting back to the forum w/your good news.
Here is a simple way to trouble shoot a Model T with the problem Dave discovered and corrected.
Save-Milt Webb starter.pdf (27.7 k)
Thanks All, Ron your coils in this car are great. Now I am replacing all the wiring with new to make sure the power gets to the coils. ALso bought the new TR Wilson commutator. Looks real solid much stronger than the original Ford.
David's post is more proof that a T will do just fine on 6 volts.
It also impresses the peasants.
David, I can see you're on the way towards daily driver reliability with your Model T. The stock system is that good when it's set up right. The only exception I like to add is the excellent Fun Projects voltage regulator.