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Farmall H, HV & Super H, 300 & 350, 1939-1958
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Jim in SC
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Starter question

Postby Jim in SC » Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:57 pm

I'm continuing to go through the different systems on my '51 H - I'm now rewiring everything from the dash to the starter, etc. I removed the starter a couple of days ago (nothing wrong with it, I'm just "de-gunking" it) and I took the starter band off the rear of it. Underneath the band is what I assume was a piece of cardboard or something that was to keep dirt and dust from getting inside the starter. Needless to say, after 67 years, that piece was a bit brittle. I can't put it back, so I was wondering if anyone knows what it was made of. Do you think I can replace it with a thin piece of cardboard or does anyone have a better suggestion. Thanks!
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Re: Starter question

Postby Rick Spivey » Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:50 am

Not sure how thin it was, or if it really matters. I'd probably go find a cereal box and a pair of scissors.
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Re: Starter question

Postby Gary Dotson » Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:56 am

Starter shops use a red paper of some sort, I assume it's more fire resistant than a cereal box. Paper gasket material might be better, I've used that before.

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Re: Starter question

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:55 am

If you know anyone that works in the central office of your local phone company see if they can get you a piece of the material they use under the cable troughs. It's color may vary depending on the manufacturer, but it is a fire/heat resistant insulator similar to the original insulator used in both the starters and generators.
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Jim in SC
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Posts: 355
Joined: Mon Sep 15, 2014 10:16 am
Zip Code: 29527
Tractors Owned: 1951 Farmall H - "Ray R." (SN FBH 366519)
1959 Farmall Cub - "Pea" (SN 211538 J)
1964 IH Cub Cadet 100 - (SN 92562)
1971 IH Cub Cadet 106 - (SN 380760)

2018 Husqvarna YTH18542

Tractor previously owned:
1951 Farmall Cub - "Johnny R."
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: Conway, South Carolina

Re: Starter question

Postby Jim in SC » Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:26 pm

Good point about the fire resistant properties! I hadn't thought about that. Thinking about the gasket material, but I'll check on your idea too, John. Thanks to all!
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1951 Farmall H
1959 Farmall Cub
1964 IH Cub Cadet 100
1971 IH Cub Cadet 106
2018 Husqvarna YTH18542


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