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Paul Appleton    Posted 07-04-2019 at 15:57:42 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Hey Guys, a newbie here, both to the site and to the 1946 9N. I picked up one that had a stuck engine and am trying to remove the starter. Haven't figured it out as yet. I'll just bet there are plenty of people here that can tell me, how about it? Lordy, Lordy, I feel so dumb asking for help already. This may be a long journey.

    Rick Gowdy    Posted 07-08-2019 at 13:44:32 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Just did this and had to unbolt the oil filter. Made all the difference. The starter has to come straight out.

    paul appleton    Posted 07-09-2019 at 07:21:14 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Thanks for the comeback Rick, It took a bit of jiggling but it finally came free.

    Rustyal    Posted 07-05-2019 at 08:15:47 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Donít feel bad they are a pain to remove. Wiggle, try different angles, ect.

    paul appleton    Posted 07-08-2019 at 12:20:36 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Okay, Rustyal, It was a bit difficult as you said but I managed it in the end. Working with this little girl is certainly different than anything else I have tackled. I've stayed close to this forum and finding a lot of really good info. Thanks for the input.
    Regards

    Dn-N-Tn    Posted 07-09-2019 at 17:27:10 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I might be cheating a little, but I take a rotary file in a die grinder and work on the outside edge of the hole on every "N" I've owned---sure makes the next starter removal go a lot smoother, Dennis

    paul appleton    Posted 07-10-2019 at 05:55:06 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Thanks for the tip Dn.

    TheOldHokie    Posted 07-06-2019 at 12:28:24 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Donít feel bad they are a pain to remove. Wiggle, try different angles, ect.

    Then when you are both worn out go back and work some more on that starter......

    TOH

    John in Mich    Posted 07-04-2019 at 17:15:59 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • What Bruce said. Just take your time. It has lasted 73 years, what are a few extra seconds to do it right. We always like feedback and pictures.

    Paul Appleton    Posted 07-05-2019 at 05:42:46 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Hey Bruce, at 84 I have to keep plugging along lest the grim reaper catches up. I will do my best to get it right though.
    Regards

    Jim    Posted 07-12-2019 at 06:56:57 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I sold my horses 2 years ago and took down all the fences to make it easier to mow but now at 81 I have gotten into the dairy goat business so am refencing. Keeps one young. I am doing all the work myself.

    Jim    Posted 07-12-2019 at 06:54:47 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Why should the fact that the earth revolves around the sun every 365 days or so have any bearing on our age. I am 81 but I am determined not to let conventional wisdom dictate what I should or should not be doing. I plan to defy the norm rather than succumb to it. May your vim, vigor and optimism remain. George Beverly Shay who used to sing with Billy Graham bought a new bass boat when he was 98 and pulled it to FL but stopped in N C to let Billy see it. What optimism and he lived to be 104. Why can't we all live like that?

    Bruce (VA)    Posted 07-04-2019 at 16:20:01 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • First, see tip # 39. A new tractor requires the manuals!

    The starter has 3 major exterior components; front plate, barrel & rear plate. The 2 bolts that hold the starter on to the bell housing go through all three components & hold it all together. To remove the starter, unscrew the bolts out of the block & put a nut on one of them. Otherwise, the starter comes apart. Not fatal, but not fun either. (tip # 36 at the link below) Then, loosen the two bolts holding the oil filter canister to the block, (it does not need to be removed) remove the dipstick, and keep the starter close to the block while pushing the front of it down and lifting the back up. Sometimes you have to remove the drain petcock as well. The bendix is behind the flywheel; your job is to get it over the flywheel.

    Caution: while the starter is off, resist the temptation to screw with the bendix. If you extend the bendix, and it is not the OEM bendix w/ the big spring, you will have a hard time getting the starter installed.

    To install the starter, keep it close to the block while pulling the front of it up and pushing the bendix back into the hole. The bendix has to go behind the flywheel; your job is to get it over the flywheel.

    Lastly, while the starter is off, polish the block & all starter mating surfaces w/ sandpaper to insure a good electrical ground. First, clean the mating area between the barrel and rear plate. Then, clean the mating surfaces where the aluminum rear plate meets the bell housing. The starter's ground circuit is not only through the two long bolts but from the barrel to the rear plate & then to the bell housing as well.

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