I there anybody that will rebuild the nose, Babbitt bushing and brass bush with seal, for my starter?
I would be interested also. My Babbitt disintegrated and shorted the commuter. I wound up cleaning everything and putting a bronze bushing in, using JB Weld to hold it in place. Its working so far but I'm holding my breath.
Seems like I read on the forum months ago that there is a brass bushing that's used on Model A's that can be machined to use in T starter noses. Can't remember which one it is. Maybe a piston pin bushing? Not sure.
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Model A wrist pin bushing works.
Finding a bushing is the easy part.
A damaged Bendix stop nut running area babbitt bushing is common as are bent ductile iron brackets snouts.
The new Bendix stop nut running area bushing needs to be align reamed and that requires a fixture for the lathe faceplate to ensure it is square with the mounting bracket surfaces. You cannot index this cut to the main bushing bore of the casting. It is not precision machined, only reamed for a bushing and those reamed holes are all over the map.
If don't do this when you assemble the starter the 16 inch long shaft will bind up and not turn.
Do not ask how I know all this.
Ron; Need to add the 16 inch long shaft needs to be straight too. Most are bent now. Thanks, Dan.