Starter overhaul (civvy starter)

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Starter overhaul (civvy starter)

Postby pfarber » Thu May 08, 2014 8:07 pm

This is the starter that was bolted up to the 58 235. Its similar to the military one... but since this is not on original motor I didn't delve into it to far.. just wanted to freshen up the thing.

Typical 50's era starter. In good shape, just a bit weathered.
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Taken apart.. only three bolts held everything together. Quite easy to break down.
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Brushes take out so I can clean/paint it. Two brushes connected to the field coils, two to the frame.
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Body taped up. Since the coils were still in it (I didn't want to unsolder anything) this was required. Black Gorilla tape is essential for masking parts to be sandblasted.
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All the parts blasted. I just held the base in my hand.
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I decided to paint the cast iron ends Rustoleum Aluminum. Its a bit shiny, but gives it a nice look. I will be using this paint on the T-2 fuel filter bowl... it really looks like cad plating.
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Body got Rustoelum Gloss Black (kinda close to the black lacquer used originally. The inside of the body was VERY glossy).
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The only maintenance required was to clean the commutator.
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After being cleaned off with the stones I have
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Then back into the base. It was easier to put the brushed in, then place the rotor this way. All I had to do was pull back on the brushes and let them catch the commutator, then do the other two. Fell right into place.
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New switch, installed on the bell housing. Waiting for the paint to dry was the longest part. I started when the temp was to cool and paid for it simply waiting for it to dry.
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