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DON'T immerse the whole unit ! ! ! Just the end with the bendix and spring - when clean this should move freely on its helix with just finger pressure. Light grease / thick oil on the helix is as much lube as it requires! The teeth are a bit tatty and could stick but unlikely - some would just exchange the starter!

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apart from cleaning it, that's about as far as youll get with it, either buy a new or exchange unit, or give it to someone that's set up to do them, there a special tool required to remove the Bendix and the brushes are really not easy to do, if the commutator or windings are fubar, then so is the whole thing

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Thanks for help - Bendix didn’t spring back on its own accord but does after a good clean with petrol/carb cleaner. The Bendix teeth look totally vertical on one side yet sloped on the other - don’t kno if that’s wear or design? Helix thread all good.
Have replaced Starter Motor & works very well atm - every days a school day 👏👍

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They get worn like that due to slamming into the ring gear - just an age thing!

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Shiny things arrived in the post today - must sort out the water pump heater hose b4 it leaks - but first must collect boot lid from blasters.

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Boot lid looks in good order, pic shows bare metal ready for etch primer to protect then filler etc......small 👣

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Looks like you dodged a bullet on that cos it looked fit for scrap bin! Deffo get some epoxy primer on that bare metal soonish or it'll all start again LOL!

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6 minutes ago, katana said:

Looks like you dodged a bullet on that cos it looked fit for scrap bin! Deffo get some epoxy primer on that bare metal soonish or it'll all start again LOL!

Good shout cheers & yes you need a bit of luck! Boot lid is good for 47 years & I may have found the man to repair some of the body work 👍

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3 hours ago, Huge said:

Good shout cheers & yes you need a bit of luck! Boot lid is good for 47 years & I may have found the man to repair some of the body work 👍

make sue he welds the shell balanced on propane bottles, so we can have a good laugh again greg, think hes become quite famous now

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18 minutes ago, Ray said:

make sue he welds the shell balanced on propane bottles, so we can have a good laugh again greg, think hes become quite famous now

😂 would you believe I’ve gone to a different welder - this one says oil drums give more height so he can get underneath! 🤔

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16 hours ago, Huge said:

😂 would you believe I’ve gone to a different welder - this one says oil drums give more height so he can get underneath! 🤔

Hope there full of oil ... will stop it all tipping over when he puts the shell on it . Could also put some ammonium nitrate in the footwells to use as a heatsink when he welds sills !! 👍👍

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30 minutes ago, Jerrytom161 said:

Hope there full of oil ... will stop it all tipping over when he puts the shell on it . Could also put some ammonium nitrate in the footwells to use as a heatsink when he welds sills !! 👍👍

Always happy to pass on good 😳advice cheers 👍

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7 hours ago, Huge said:

Shiny Radiator arrived for Daisy thanks to scortedvan who recommended CoolExperts £139 inc vat & delivery 👍

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WTF do you need that for Greg

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13 minutes ago, Huge said:

😂 mines errr.....had more ‘stop Rad leak’ in it than coolant! it’s blingy and a car needs one 👍

mid life crisis springs to mind lol, re core the old one, sell that to a youngster

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Glad you are pleased with the radiator, really good value for money.

Your car looks great by the way, love the picture of it on the MOT ramp! Nice to see it being used.

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Had the rust areas media blasted using plastic beads at 30psi to clean it & see if the metal was thin, no holes found so straight to etch primer...

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