How hard is it to install a starter on 1914 touring
You have to change the flywheel and the hogs head. Not easy but it is doable.
I prefer to suggest you find a starter engine and save the original so the vehicle can be restored to the way it was originally.
You also have to cut a little wood out of the firewall for the starter to fit.
You will have to remove the engine from the car and disassemble the transmission in order to install a later flywheel that is machined to accept a starter ring gear.
If the magneto coil ring assembly is an original double stack it will clear a starter with no modifications. If it is the early oval coil ring assembly it will need to be notched for the starter shaft or replaced with a 1919 - later unit.
A starter is nice if you stall the car in the middle of a busy intersection. But the girls will be more impressed by how easy your car starts using the crank.
Getting tried cranking the car? Hell I've got a starter and never use it. My car is a 22 and that's because nobody expects you to hop in the car and stomp on a starter. Everybody and their mother's uncle wants to see somebody crank a Model T Ford to start it...so I always do.
If you want a generator to keep the battery charged, you'll have to change the engine to 1919 or later.
Having two non-starter cars, I couldn't agree more with "how cool" it is to crank 'em. However, my "friend" Arthur Eyetis is starting to pursuade me to put in a starter in at least one of 'em!
If i have read right your new to this 1914? If the car is tuned right starting effort should not be worth the trouble of adding a self commencer.If you want or need a self commencer consider a early Dayton starter/gennerator combo like Jack Putnam uses!! Bud.