<VV> Starter motor

Joel McGregor joel at joelsplace.com
Sun Mar 5 23:40:53 EST 2017

The contacts that run the starter motor don't engage until the solenoid reaches full travel so the drive is the problem.  No special tools needed.  The cupped washer snap ring assembly isn't that difficult to get apart.
I almost always replace the bushings.  It doesn't take much slop in them to reduce the starter's power significantly.

Joel McGregor

-------- Original message --------
From: Bryan Blackwell via VirtualVairs <virtualvairs at corvair.org>
Date: 3/5/17 5:31 PM (GMT-06:00)
To: Russ Tallyen <Russ.Tallyen at morganplc.com>
Cc: virtualvairs at corvair.org
Subject: Re: <VV> Starter motor

Sounds like the solenoid isn't pulling in consistently, I'd say replace that along with brushes and the two end bushings and you should be good for a long time.


> On Mar 5, 2017, at 12:49 PM, Russ Tallyen via VirtualVairs <virtualvairs at corvair.org> wrote:
> The starter motor on my 66 corsa began intermittent contact with the flywheel making that whirring sound when attempting to start the car. I've removed it and want to rebuild it. It looks like Clarks can supply any part in it. I've never had one completely apart so am looking for any recommendations on what parts absolutely should be replaced. Also any other tips to look at or do to it while it's out.

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