Went to try the starter on the 27 coupe I just bought. The bendix jammed. Took the cover off and removed the bendix and this is what I found. The end must not have been staked and unscrewed.
I stake & use Red Loktite when replacing the balance gear.
Are you using a 12V battery?
An 8 Volt battery broke my starter Bendix.
I'm not sure, but is that a Model "A" Bendix spring?
A Model T spring winds to the left of the mounting holes, but a Model A spring winds to the right, and it looks like this one winds to the right?
Comments on this?
Well spotted Keith. However, not likely to have been a contributor to the problem.
Allan f from down under.
I had that happen with straight 12 volts.
A Model T and Model A Bendix drive spring are both wound in the same (Left) direction, but the Model A spring ID is larger than the Model T spring. It will fit, but it is not correct and will cause trouble using 12 volts on a stock Model T starter. .
My Model T's will only ever have 6 volt. If that is not enough I fix it so it is. Besides this I also found no lock tab washers on the two bolts of the bendix.