12/4 Starter Motor

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12/4 Starter Motor

Post by Austin-App73-77 » Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:06 pm

Has any one fitted a modern high power Starter Motor to to a Heavy 12/4 ?
I will be needing one soon for my restoration project and just found this website supplying replacement starter motors.

https://www.autoelectricsupplies.co.uk/ ... tegory/249

They do look good.
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Re: 12/4 Starter Motor

Post by martyngriff » Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:49 am

As many will know 12/4 starter motors are in very short supply so if this does the job that's great. I have dealt with this company and they seem very professional but the only bits I have purchased are small electrical items.

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Re: 12/4 Starter Motor

Post by austinately » Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:32 pm

Although from a while ago, I thought it worth replying for anyone else in need of a new starter motor to say that I bought one of these for the Open Road Tourer I recently bought, registered January 27. The new starter fitted exactly and was installed in about 15 minutes. The core of the unit is a Japanese Denso motor with an adjustable plate to fit the Austin. Hopefully it will last well. Given the price of rewinding armatures and field windings, plus the off the shelf availability, the cost of the new unit seems not too unreasonable.

The failure in the original motor is due to the Bendix weight on the pinion coming adrift from the pinion, otherwise the motor is in good order so I hope some day to find a decent pinion and return it to a useful condition.

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