RESTORING HISTORY ONE CAR AT A TIME

Starter

CORRECTION (July 1931)

Please refer to Fig. 1192 in the June Service Bulletin and change the width of the slot shown in A-11357-BR starter drive service sleeve, from 3⁄4″ to 1⁄2″.

STARTER DRIVE SERVICE SUGGESTIONS

Three different type starter drive assemblies have been used on Ford cars, namely: T-5018-1883 drive-Used on Model T cars. A-11350-DR drive-Service replacement for the Abell drive used on early Model A cars. A-11350-C drive-used in present production and service. While the parts used in these drives resemble each other somewhat, there is considerable difference in …

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STARTER DRIVE HEAD

Fig. 1195 shows the different type starter drive heads used on Ford cars. None of these parts are interchangeable and under no circumstances should they be confused or mixed. The A-11381-C can be distinguished from the A-11381-DR and T-5019-2007, by the bore diameter. The A-11381-C has a 5/8“ bore, the other two heads have but …

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INSTALLING LOCK WASHERS

Fig. 1196 shows how the lip of the lock washer on the starter drive spring screw should be bent to hold the screw tightly in place. The lip of the washer must be bent upward until it presses tightly against a flat side of the screw head. New washers should be used every time a …

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RETARD SPARK LEVER WHEN STARTING

In addition to using the correct parts with each drive, caution owners on the importance of retarding the spark lever when starting so as to avoid the possibility of a back kick occurring. If the first attempt does not result in the engine starting wait and make certain that the engine and starting motor have …

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Starter Motor

Remove dust cover and clean the commutator the same as on the generator. See that all electrical connections are clean and tight.

SERVICE BENDIX SLEEVE

As the standard Bendix sleeve cannot be installed without special equipment, it has been necessary heretofore to replace the complete shaft assembly when the sleeve was broken. To eliminate this condition, we are now supplying special service sleeves, which can be easily installed in your own shop. Sleeve A-11357-A is for use with the present …

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STARTING IN COLD WEATHER

When starting the engine, especially in cold weather always disengage the clutch. This relieves the battery of the additional drain of having to turn the gears in the transmission when starting the engine.

New Service Starter Drive

((580)) We have adopted the Bendix type starter drive which will go into production 100% about October 1st. The Abell type starter drive and parts affected are obsoleted. To take care of service on cars equipped with Abell type starter drives, it is necessary to have a special Bendix type which we are calling “Service …

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