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  • Replacing a bad Bendix

    Hey everyone,

    Ever had to replace a Bendix gear that missing some teeth? Do you have to replace the entire starter? What is a good source for parts? My car is an early Caterham S3 (1975).

  • #2
    You should be able to replace just the bendix.

    I get my stuff from Wagner Alternator in Chino.

    http://www.wagneralt.com/

    Rick Wagner made the mistake of being incredibly helpful for a relatively small sale so they are my first choice.

    Check the flywheel ring gear too. Hopefully OK as that's an engine out deal.
    Last edited by Doug Liedblad; January 24, 2010, 07:48 PM.

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    • #3
      Excellent. Thanks Doug.

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      • #4
        I might also have a complete cross flow starter that I no longer need.

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        • #5
          Thanks Doug. I'll let you know what I find out. Might take a few weeks as I'm out of town.

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          • #6
            If your starter is under the headers and doesn't work well when hot, the best thing might be one from this guy.

            http://www.gustafsonmachine.com/

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Doug Liedblad View Post
              If your starter is under the headers and doesn't work well when hot, the best thing might be one from this guy.

              http://www.gustafsonmachine.com/
              Hmm... I wonder how much they weigh... :D (kind of)
              Chris
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              A day you don't go a hundred is a day wasted

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              • #8
                The adaptor and case are aluminum. It weighs much less than the iron hunk it replaced.

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                • #9
                  Once I know if this is a Bendix gear or solenoid problem, I'll let you gents know. After all, it IS an old Caterham with an original Lotus Twin Can motor in it, (mid-1970). I suspect that there are a few teeth missing off the Bendix. We shall see.

                  --Dave

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Doug Liedblad View Post
                    The adaptor and case are aluminum. It weighs much less than the iron hunk it replaced.
                    [Issac Hayes voice on] Oooh Yeah [Issac Hayes voice off]
                    Chris
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                    A day you don't go a hundred is a day wasted

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by moosetestbestanden View Post
                      Hmm... I wonder how much they weigh... :D (kind of)
                      8.5 lbs (sort of):)

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