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  1. Hi Group I have finally progressed on my P-15 reassembly project to the point where it is time to start the engine. It was fully rebuilt and balanced before I bought the car, but has not run in three years while getting the body back into shape. When I started the car, the Bendix did not kick out of the ring gear. The car always started fine before the layup, no issues, ever. I drove it several times prior to disassembly. As far as I know, this is the starter that was installed on the car at the factory. The car had been stored over 50 years and was bone stock when found. I replaced the battery, which was getting pretty old, tried a new solenoid in case the old one somehow was staying closed after releasing the pushbutton, and even had the starter rebuilt, including a new Bendix drive. It now behaves exactly the same; it fires right up but I have to shut it down because the Bendix does not disengage. I have never encountered this situation before, and I'm really puzzled. Anyone ever see this? Suggestions? I plan on counting the teeth on the flywheel next. can anyone confirm the correct number? Thank you for any advice or ideas. Ward Duffield Pine Plains, NY
  2. Greetings everyone, I'm in the midst of an engine swap for my 1947 Plymouth and I'm needing some help with my starter. Upon close inspection, it seems like the bendix/screw shaft isn't fully retracting. As you can see in the picture, that's as far down as it will go, maybe a quarter inch. Should it freely move all the way down the screw? The annoying thing is I can't see what's preventing it from moving. Thanks in advance!
  3. Well, after a year of other projects, I finally got back to working on the P10 wagon and got it running on Saturday. The 218 came from a flatbed Pilothouse farm truck I bought (for the engine) a few years ago for $500. The truck isn't much - no glass or gauges, the spider gears in the pumpkin are welded together (for better traction in the mud), etc., but the motor was rebuilt by a mechanic and runs sweetly. I've been using a "Jump 'N Start" portable car battery starter to start the wagon, and I put the red lead to the bendix post and the black to ground. It works great, except last night the bendix stopped working - I'm not sure if the 12volt portable starter caused the problem (it was a new bendix) Are bendixes not able to carry higher voltages? Next steps after fuel tank and fuel line install is the cowl.
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