Bendix repair

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2015: Bendix repair
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Charles C. Smith on Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 06:48 pm:

I have several bendix that need repair. I don't see the obvious way to remove the smooth steel bearing that fits into the end of the snout on the starter. Anyone know the trick to this?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Tomaso - Milton,WA on Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 08:15 pm:

It's threaded on conventionally but the piece is hardened so it can be a chore. Inside the two small holes is where the threads have been "upset" so as to not loosen up. I've used short, hardened pins inserted into the holes then use an appropriate wrench to loosen.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Charles C. Smith on Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 11:02 pm:

Steve, Thank You! i'll get to making a tool tomorrow.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Allan Bennett - Australia on Friday, April 17, 2015 - 05:03 am:

Charles, my special tool is a pair of bullet head nails, cut off really short under the head. The little bit of plain shank left is inserted into the holes in the bearing. When the bearing is held in a pair of soft jaws in the vice, the nail heads stop it spinning and the bearing can be wound off. Usually there is no need to touch the thread upsets, as the bearing will push them out of the way as you wind it off.

Hope this helps.

Allan from down under.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dave Dufault on Friday, April 17, 2015 - 07:39 am:

Bullet head nail:



also known as finishing nail.


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