Well think on my TT im gonna run a starter.
Going run 12v yes i know 6 will be just fine
Saw Macs auto parts has a new 12v starter
Anyone rinning one ? I remembered there was a few aluminum drive ends break or cracked.
Is it worth a try?
Certainly cheaper then rebiulding mine and buying all 6v that go along with it
Rick at Ford-n-more in spikane will rebuild your starter to 12 volts.
You can do it yourself with a hot soldering iron and a little patience. I use 4 ga. wire rather than 8 ga. though jumpering the fields.
I ran a stock T starter on my speedster (no mag) with no problems on 12v. My Mom has a stock T starter on 12v and has been running it on 12v for at least 30 years. I would have to check but I believe both my uncles and grandfather run stock T starters on 12V.
I know you can run one on 12v
But either way my starter needs tobe rebiult
I have a 12v starter from a vendor, has the cast aluminum nose. Not sure who made the motor end. It works great. I also am running a 6v starter on another T on 12v. It also works good. If you have to rebuild the starter use 12v coils from the vendors.
I have a 12v on my stock speedster as well, no Issues so far. I hear that some of the reproduction bendix springs have an issue not being able to handle the 12v without breaking prematurely
I have a modern 12-volt system on my '15 Touring, consisting of a belt-driven alternator, a hardened, starter and an Optima Red-Top battery.
The alternator is an agricultural, low-rpm type, used on tractors. -The red-top Optima is the non-liquid, zero-maintenance type, mounted beneath the rear floorboards which are removable for easy charging access. -The starter is a repro Model T unit, wired and hardened for the quicker 12-volt application. -It spins the heck out of the engine, but over the course of seven years, my ring-gear and bendix have held up just fine, thank you. -I've found that the starter has becomes a significant piece of safety equipment when I stall the engine in heavy traffic. -It's definitely a plus to be able to re-start instantly in that kind of situation.
For whatever reason, my battery discharges at the rate of 2 amps when the engine is idling, but charges acceptably at higher revs as long as my headlights are switched off. -The discharge is pretty bad when idling with the headlights on. -My suspicion is that there's something wrong with my individual alternator and a visit to an automotive electric shop would probably fix it if I ever got around to it.