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Old 03-02-2021, 04:57 PM   #1
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Could I ask for opinions regarding rebuilt starters? My 1946 flathead v8 starter is needing replaced. Who is best at rebuilding mine or who sells outright rebuilt ones? Original 6 volt positive ground with old style bendix is preferred. I just want to know that it is rebuilt correctly. Thanks
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Could I ask for opinions regarding rebuilt starters? My 1946 flathead v8 starter is needing replaced. Who is best at rebuilding mine or who sells outright rebuilt ones? Original 6 volt positive ground with old style bendix is preferred. I just want to know that it is rebuilt correctly. Thanks
Maybe give 3rd Generation a try they do distributors and hopefully can assist.
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Van Pelt Sales. 6 volt stater with original Bendix.
https://www.vanpeltsalesstore.com/Ne...olt_p_637.html
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Randy,
If you are handy at mechanical and electrical work they can be rebuilt at home. If not, seek out an automotive electrical service in your area. If you are a member of the Early Ford V-8 club you can look in the roster section for members in Tennessee and maybe call around with your search. They are pretty heavy to be shipped for repair. I googled "Tennessee automotive electrical repair" and came up with 5 hits. 2 in the Nashville area
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After having a local shop rebuild my starter it still failed a couple of months later. Bought a new unit from Dennis Carpenter and everything has been great.
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Could I ask for opinions regarding rebuilt starters? My 1946 flathead v8 starter is needing replaced. Who is best at rebuilding mine or who sells outright rebuilt ones? Original 6 volt positive ground with old style bendix is preferred. I just want to know that it is rebuilt correctly. Thanks
NAPA, about $100. They are properly remanufactured. You'll need to talk with a counter person over the age of 12.
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Old 03-03-2021, 11:32 AM   #7
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There is a place in Arlington, TX called Ream's Auto Electric. They have done all sorts of starter and generator work for me over the years. I highly recommend them.
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Thanks for the help. I called my NAPA and he said they could not get one. They couldn’t find it listed in their information. Another big supplier answered and said theirs come from India. I am holding out for an American one. I will keep looking. Wish me luck!
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NAPA, about $100. They are properly remanufactured. You'll need to talk with a counter person over the age of 12.
This. If you wait for the 20% off sale, you can get it for $80. That's a steal.
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Thanks for the help. I called my NAPA and he said they could not get one. They couldn’t find it listed in their information. Another big supplier answered and said theirs come from India. I am holding out for an American one. I will keep looking. Wish me luck!
Order it on line from Napa. Their search function is funny for old stuff. I've had good luck listing the vehicle as a '49 F-1 1/2 ton pick up. Seems to get a lot of flathead related parts using this vehicle. It doesn't matter if this is not what you have, starter is the same.

Once you see the F-1 as the "selected vehicle". Search starter. It should come up and select having it shipped to your local store. This way you can bring in the old one to get back the $22.00 core charge.

You'll need to take off your bendix part, but that's pretty simple.
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Randy, I had mine reconditioned by Vintage Voltage in Villa Park Illinois. You can have the basic or concourse quality restoration. Early V8 Clubmember as well.
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Old 03-03-2021, 11:52 AM   #12
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I’m not sure how I can convince them to sell me one if they refuse.
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I feel much better about finding one now that I have received this good information. Much obliged to all of you.
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Old 03-03-2021, 01:32 PM   #14
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I think the problem with your local NAPA was the person doing the searching. That is why “Kube” made the comment about the age of the counter person. Searching online would bypass the person and you could find it yourself. NAPA has a lot of parts for our cars but it takes an experienced person to find them. You can also try “rock auto.com” but I’m not sure what country that one would come from. A lot of their stuff is “old stock” USA made.
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Thanks for the help. I called my NAPA and he said they could not get one. They couldn’t find it listed in their information. Another big supplier answered and said theirs come from India. I am holding out for an American one. I will keep looking. Wish me luck!
You need to speak with someone else. I got one from them less than two months ago.
Crap, it took me all of thirty seconds to find it. Listed for $57.

Starter - Remanufactured - Standard
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RAY 2449607
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Old 03-03-2021, 01:51 PM   #16
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The online NAPA lookup is pretty good, as someone else mentioned.
They are the only main parts supplier that has accurate listings-
I worked for a bearing manufacturer here in the US up until June and
our listings weren't even as accurate as the NAPA cataloging.
(Most of it's gotten through a company called Vertical Development, but
NAPA's data is more accurate for some reason)
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https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo...339095&jsn=512

Rock Auto is more than NAPA. Plus it's some off shore company.


Here is the link to NAPA. Put in for pick up in the store nearest to you.

https://www.napaonline.com/en/p/RSE2...dInput=starter
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https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo...339095&jsn=512

Rock Auto is more than NAPA. Plus it's some off shore company.


Here is the link to NAPA. Put in for pick up in the store nearest to you.

https://www.napaonline.com/en/p/RSE2...dInput=starter
Wow Tim, This is the same one I found on the NAPA site for $57.
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The last number is different on the two starters. Which one is correct one for my truck?
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Wow Tim, This is the same one I found on the NAPA site for $57.
Interesting. Kube, do you happen to have the part # from the invoice?

I have a spare core that I'd love to get another one; especially if I can get it for $57.
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