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njnh

United Kingdom
172 Posts

Posted - 26/08/2017 :  12:00:15  Show Profile
Does anyone have a starter motor spacer that is surplus to requirements?

Nigel H

Oz34

United Kingdom
1538 Posts

Posted - 26/08/2017 :  12:37:48  Show Profile
Nigel, is that the flat steel ring with three lugs on it for the starter bolts? If so I've almost certainly got one and will post a photo sometime over the weekend.

Dave
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Oz34

United Kingdom
1538 Posts

Posted - 26/08/2017 :  16:04:24  Show Profile
Here you are Nigel; 10 to include postage?





Cheers,

Dave
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njnh

United Kingdom
172 Posts

Posted - 28/08/2017 :  20:21:48  Show Profile
Thanks Dave

How thick is this spacer?

Nigel

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Oz34

United Kingdom
1538 Posts

Posted - 29/08/2017 :  15:41:47  Show Profile
Hi Nigel,
My ancient callipers say 15/128, so I guess nominally 1/8 inch.

Dave
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njnh

United Kingdom
172 Posts

Posted - 01/09/2017 :  09:31:52  Show Profile
Hi Dave

Many thanks. Please send me an email off forum

nigeljnharper@btopenworld.com
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rustcollector

United Kingdom
343 Posts

Posted - 04/09/2017 :  08:59:43  Show Profile
Is a "P" type supposed to use one of these?

Can't see one in the parts list.

If so do you have another one, please.

Thanks.
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Oz34

United Kingdom
1538 Posts

Posted - 04/09/2017 :  10:01:54  Show Profile
Well Michael, I think not. I got mine years ago because the owner's manual shows one however, on stripping everything there wasn't one on the car and it had worked just fine, so the spacer went into a box and was forgotten. It's still going fine without.

I've just re-read the bit in the book and it actually says there is a spacer so I think I'll leave it for expert comment. I do think though that some of the bits of the manual, certainly in the early editions, are cribbed from the J one which might explain its presence?

In fact, in the end Nigel felt that 1/8 inch was too thick so he doesn't want it. Should you decide otherwise, you're welcome to it.

Cheers,

Dave
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Westbury

United Kingdom
295 Posts

Posted - 04/09/2017 :  15:20:02  Show Profile
You can check to see whether you require a spacer by removing the starter motor, measure the length of the shaft from the end face of the shaft to the motor flange face which engages with the flywheelhousing face. Then measure the distance from the motor face on the flywheel housing backwards internally into the gearbox bellhousing until it touches the back face. The difference between the two measurements will give you the amount of end clearance available. You may be surprised at how small the clearance is!

Hope that is of help,

Chris.
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cleydon

USA
64 Posts

Posted - 04/09/2017 :  15:59:39  Show Profile
Many Thanks, Chris. But for a number of us who have built these engines for forty years, we have looked in vain for what that specified clearance was designed to be. Additionally, the spacer collar on the starters often vary which alters the clearance. Can someone chime in with knowledge of where that specified clearance between the bendix and the ring gear can be found?
With Thanks in Advance, Chris
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F0355

South Africa
250 Posts

Posted - 04/09/2017 :  18:50:53  Show Profile
For what it's worth, my PA has one fitted.

Peter
Johannesburg, RSA

Edited by - F0355 on 04/09/2017 18:51:34
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