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Old 06-19-2019, 03:39 PM
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1954 F100 Rebuild Starter

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Really new to this stuff, just got my hands on a 1954 Ford f100 want to do a resto-mod, since I've never done anything like this I figured I'd start a simple task first, Rebuild the starter. The problem is I can't seem to find a kit or parts to rebuild the starter, can anybody point me in the right direction? Like I said I'm pretty new to this so any help will be greatly appreciated, will post pictures of the truck soon.
 
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Old 06-19-2019, 06:13 PM
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Originally Posted by srod333 View Post
Hey guys,

Really new to this stuff, just got my hands on a 1954 Ford f100 want to do a resto-mod, since I've never done anything like this I figured I'd start a simple task first, Rebuild the starter. The problem is I can't seem to find a kit or parts to rebuild the starter, can anybody point me in the right direction? Like I said I'm pretty new to this so any help will be greatly appreciated, will post pictures of the truck soon.
Welcome to the forum. I can't point you in the direction of where to get a kit to rebuild your starter off a stock motor. I am a dark sider(SBC) as they say.but iam sure if you post what engine you have some of the guys can help.

Have you tried bringing it to a local starter/alternator repair shop?
 
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I don't know how big Summerville, SC is but I live in rural central PA and I get my starters and generators rebuilt at a local shop for approximately $40. Easy and I know its done right.
 
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Sorry should have probably mentioned I have the original engine, 223 inline V6
 
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Sorry should have probably mentioned I have the original engine, 223 inline V6
That original 223 was not a v6.
 
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Hopefully, this clarifies the situation,

3.6L 3655CC 223Cu. In. l6 GAS OHV Naturally Aspirated
 
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Have to dig through some of the collector car parts sites coupled with the part # of the starter. Don't overlook some of the eBay sellers, if you shoot them a part # they can help. I bet even the tractor supply will have the parts you need. Clean up the armature, make sure it has no burned segments. Brushes are fairly universal, and a couple standard bushings &c. I agree if you can find a motor shop though that might be the way to go.
 
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I was lucky. My starter just needed a good cleanup, bushings and brushes. I think I found the best parts and prices at the time on eBay. I did go ahead and true up the armature in my lathe. If it needs coils and/or an armature, it may be cheaper to exchange it or see what an electric shop would charge.

A lot of people go with a more modern starter and used are also available. Ask some of the members of this awesome site.
 
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I was lucky. My starter just needed a good cleanup, bushings and brushes. I think I found the best parts and prices at the time on eBay. I did go ahead and true up the armature in my lathe. If it needs coils and/or an armature, it may be cheaper to exchange it or see what an electric shop would charge.

A lot of people go with a more modern starter and used are also available. Ask some of the members of this awesome site.
This may have to be my route, I still haven't done inventory on everything I received, I'm currently working on rust control but from what I saw it looks like the armature was missing, so I may go with something modern.
 

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