RustyKnuckles wrote:Hmmmm...... Not sure I understand why the starter keeps turning the right way, but...
What happens if you run the 6v starter on 12v? Obviously shorter lifespan? Smoke and fire?
Hi all, new guy here. (have a 49 Cub)
If I may... the starter has no actual magnets, only two sets of electric coils that work together. Outer field coils on the casing, and inner coils on the armature. The same voltage is applied to both sets, so both magnetic fields always match up correctly. So no matter what polarity is hooked up, always turns the same. If you reverse only one coil set, that's different.
Guy on ebay sells the 12v field coils as a kit if you really like to replace stuff, but the starters seem to generally hold up okay.