How long to the repro starter switches last? I went to start my T this morning granted it is really cold out, but my system is 12 volts and it was cranking like it had 3 volts. Battery checked out ok. I did notice that smoke came up from aound the switch and it was warm to the touch. I have only had the switch in 2 years.
I don't know if this will help, but here's an earlier discussion on the subject.
Thanks that is helpful. Update it warmed up a little and I put a few hour charge on the battery and got it to turn over and run. I think the cold has something to do with it also. I have an original starter switch and when I have time will take it apart and see about cleaning ot rebuild it.
Tim,What are you using for oil?Bud.
5W-30 or even 10W-30 would probably make that reproduction starter switch look like a whole lot better product, especially in the wintertime. Also, it'll help keep the engine running once it starts before the oil warms up.
SAE 40 oil is like molasses when it's cold.
Good wiring helps too. Those old wires can corrode under the insulation, and you can't see it. It's just like putting a resistor in your circuit.
Thank you all for the advise, I was also suspecting the oil might be too thick also. Larry I will inspect my wires also
I have a TT that stays outside year round. It starts just fine to about 0 degrees F. I run 10w30 detergent oil and a regular 6 volt battery. Realistically, if the battery is even close to good and the starter is good, your T should crank fine down to at least 10 or 15 degrees.