1920 Cadillac - starter - LUBRICATE

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Cadillac Bill
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1920 Cadillac - starter - LUBRICATE

Post by Cadillac Bill » Sun Jun 12, 2016 6:46 am

I just had a failure on a recently purchased 1920 Cadillac. The starter bendix gear has a hollow shaft that should be lubricated with transmission oil. Mine ran dry.

The bendix stuck in the flywheel and the engine spun the armature throwing off wiring. I am having to rewind it, and new bushings in the bendix.

LESSON!: go over your lubrication chart and oil/grease everything! Do not assume the previous owner did proper maintenance!

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