<VV> Broken Starter "Nose"

Hugo Miller hugo at aruncoaches.co.uk
Fri May 17 17:27:56 EDT 2019

That's enough to fracture a starter nose casting? That's some 
kick-back! Corvairs must have a strong crank!
My wife (we're British) runs a 1958 Morris Minor - little 60 cu in 4 
cylinder. I fitted an electronic distributor and it would kick back 
violently when you pulled the starter. Didn't do it when hand-cranking. 
We decided that the hefty starter current was inducing random sparks in 
the distributor (which lives right next to the starter motor). There 
isn't a nose on the starter - it's a 'crash' type - but it never bent 
the shaft.

On 2019-05-17 16:59, Matt  via VirtualVairs wrote:
> Just advance timing…. Engine kick back
> Matt Nall
> Sea Mtn., Or.
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> From: Jim via VirtualVairs
> Is there anything else that can break a starter nose other than a 
> loose
> flywheel?  My Spyder wouldn't crank more than "Rrr-Rrr"  when I took 
> it out
> of winter storage.  I pulled the started, and the part of the nose 
> had
> broken off.  See photos.  It had no signs like rattling or vibration 
> when I
> put it away last fall.
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