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  • Delco 1107115 starter questions.

    Tore my starter apart today in preparation for installing a new Bendix when it arrives and got a nasty surprise. Although the starter was working well until it sheared the teeth off the Bendix about a tablespoon of copper dust came out when I took the stator cover off and everything inside is covered with the stuff. The armature looked good until I got the Bendix off and pulled the plate that goes between the housing and nose piece. The plate had been dislodged and wore through the back of the armature windings and scored the heck out of the plate plus the leads off the field coils were broken out of the terminal. I probably did that trying to get the cable off. Although not cheap I can get a new armature, stator plate with brushes, bushings, etc. but can the field coils be resolderd to the terminal or can I get replacements? There are two very good automotive electrical shops within a half hour drive of me that rebuild on site but I'm not sure they can get parts and if not I need to find a source. TIA.

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  • #2
    Tons of decent used starters out there, I have a few dozen.

    JDP/Maryland
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    Thomas Jeffereson
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    • #3
      at this point, unless you just like having everything shiny and new, I would suggest trying to find another starter and rebuilding that one. I've had pretty good luck with starters simply needing a cleanup and rattle can rebuild; if it needs more than one or two parts you're probably going to be able to find another core in far better shape.

      nate

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      • #4
        quote:Originally posted by JDP

        Tons of decent used starters out there, I have a few dozen.

        JDP/Maryland
        "I'm a great believer in luck and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it."

        Thomas Jeffereson
        Do you have a Delco for a '55 & earlier 6 Volt V-8 with a manual trans?

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        • #5
          If he doesn't, I may have one. I'd have to take a look.

          Miscreant Studebaker nut in California's central valley.

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          • #6
            quote:Originally posted by Mr.Biggs

            If he doesn't, I may have one. I'd have to take a look.

            Let me know, I'd like to get my hands on one ASAP. I'm going to take mine to a local rebuilder but I am not optimistic, It's chewed up pretty badly inside.

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            • #7
              If nothing pans out here, try to get ahold of Tom Karkiewicz (sp?) aka "the bus guy." He probably has one. Or if you're on the west coast I believe that there is a guy in CA who's trying to get rid of a parts inventory, but I can't recall the name off the top of my head.

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              • #8
                Karkiewicz is correct. West coast guy clearing out id Bob Peterson. Both good guys! I'd recommend either.



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                • #9
                  THanks guys, I'll give them a try.

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                  • #10
                    Took my basket case starter to Buesings in Davenport, IA. They said they've seen worse and it should be done by Friday if they have everything on site. I hadn't been there since about 1977, it hadn't changed a bit.

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                    • #11
                      Well, that works too Glad to hear you've got an old school shop like that around.

                      nate

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                      • #12
                        quote:Originally posted by N8N

                        Glad to hear you've got an old school shop like that around.
                        "Old school" is putting it mildly! They've been there for over 75 years. I worked for an IH Construction Equipment dealer when I was a kid back in the mid-70's and ran generators and starters over there at least once a week. The place looked ancient then and I wasn't exaggerating a bit when I said it dosen't look any different today. I'm willing to bet they have every part right there, "somewhere".

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                        • #13
                          Picked up my starter today, excluding the new Bendix I bought online they charged me $55 to rebuild mine with new bushings, brushes and a brush band. They bead blasted the housings and repainted it, put a new terminal post on it and turned the armature. I was expecting it to be a lot more.[8D]

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                          • #14
                            holy crap, do they work on foreign stuff? can I send you my spare VW and Porsche alternators? That is a SCREAMING deal.

                            nate

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                            • #15
                              They work on everything, they have barrels of starter, alternator and genrator cores. There were vintage starters evrywhere. They also do A/C work, they were making custom AC hoses for somebody while I was there. You might be able to contact them and just ship the stuff to them. The place looks like total chaos but they do good work. They also have other shops around Iowa.

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