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Farmall M starter

Postby Tom » Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:55 am

I have a 1942 M that my wife's grandfather bought new in that year. We have had it for about 15 years now with the same starter on it. It was converted to 12 volts before we got it. The starter finally gave up its soul yesterday and it is time to either get it repaired or buy a remanufactured one on Yesterday's Tractor or Ebay. It is a delco remy starter Model B with a serial number of 116920. Is this the proper starter for the M? I don't see either of these numbers on the YT or ebay ads and want to make the right purchase. Thanks for any help in advance.
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Re: Farmall M starter

Postby Eugene » Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:52 am

https://www.dbelectrical.com/products/s ... w4-w6.html.

I have had good luck with DB Electrical starters.

Edit. 6 volt starters work and hold up well on 12 volts.
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Re: Farmall M starter

Postby indy61 » Mon Feb 17, 2020 1:35 pm

DB Electrical also has a 2 bolt starter for the M.

https://www.dbelectrical.com/products/s ... -4132.html

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Re: Farmall M starter

Postby gitractorman » Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:58 pm

That's not a bad price for a new/rebuilt starter. I just had mine rebuilt and they charged me $50.
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Re: Farmall M starter

Postby Tom » Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:02 am

I bought the starter from DB electrical. Great price and super fast delivery. (second day free shipping.) Installed it over the weekend and it performed flawlessly. I also replaced the 4 gauge battery cables with new bigger cables. The engine turns over faster now than it ever has in my memory. Thanks for everyone's help,
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Re: Farmall M starter

Postby CenterRanch » Fri Apr 17, 2020 4:13 pm

New to this.. Question: My tractor is not starting she fires up but won't stay on, could this be due to my fire up numbers being wrong? Thanks

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Re: Farmall M starter

Postby gitractorman » Fri Apr 17, 2020 10:09 pm

If your tractor fires but doesn't stay running, I'd bet there is an electrical switch issue. We need more info to help you though. Is it a magneto and 6-volt system or has it been converted to 12-volt with a distributed and coil? Give us some more info and we will see what we can figure out.
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Re: Farmall M starter

Postby SONNY » Sat Apr 18, 2020 2:13 pm

What tractor do you have? ---This thread is about a farmall M.

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Re: Farmall M starter

Postby Eugene » Sat Apr 18, 2020 7:17 pm

Whole lot of information missing to diagnose the problem.

Suggest a complete engine tune up. I would start with the ignition timing. Ignition timing being way off will result in same symptoms.

If you have a separate ignition switch - only turns on/off the coil and points - then it's not likely the ignition switch.

If you have a pull lever to engage the starter - then it's not the starter.
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