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Old 04-27-2011, 11:06 AM   #1
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Default 1949 Mercury starter

where to buy new? or rebuild? 1949 Mercury 6Volt starter.

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Old 04-27-2011, 11:20 AM   #2
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Rebuild it, yourself or at a shop that is familiar with the old stuff.
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Old 04-27-2011, 11:28 AM   #3
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where to buy new? or rebuild? 1949 Mercury 6Volt starter.

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Tom
I would recommend Vern Davidson. You won't find a better rebuild, good price, and super gentleman.

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Old 04-27-2011, 12:51 PM   #4
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Just to add info: Mercury is same as Ford. All flathead V8 manual transmission starters are pretty much the same. Old ones have a wider output shaft bearing frame than the later ones but will still interchange.
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Old 04-27-2011, 02:20 PM   #5
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Take yours out of the car. Take the band off and inspect things. See that the brushes have good thickness and are in place. See if it looks or smells burnt. Looks for good wire insulations. Put the battery to it and run some crocus cloth over the commutator surface while the starter is turning. Copper should be very shiny and no hoppity hops. Use a wire brush from a Dremel to clean the brass stud. Clean the mounting area and be sure you have the ground strap. Cleaning is the key.

I refreshed 5 starters this week. Not rebuilt. Cleaning solved most of the problems.
One was frozen solid. Lots of penetrating oil helped as well as cleaning the bearings. One brush was hanging loose. It spins fine now, but it surely will need fresh bearings to be dependable. I run the Bendix units thru a lapadary tumble. All cleaned up fine including the slider spring after some coaxing.
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Old 04-28-2011, 12:12 AM   #6
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i took mine to the local shop and they did a great job on it, even painted it. cost me $65.00.
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Old 04-28-2011, 07:23 AM   #7
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thanks to aal on your replys. this forum is greatly apprecciatted
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