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  1. As you can see from the electrical circuit, the starter and generator are on two separate circuits. As Don said, when you press the starter pedal the generator brushes should lift off there commutator and the starter brushes lower onto there commutator. turning the engine. If this is not happening, there is a problem with the raising and lowering of the brushes. Get somebody to operate the starter pedal and watch to see if the brushes are operating. and engaging with their commutatlors. When the ignition switch is turned on, the ammeter should indicate a discharge as the Gen brushes a
  2. When you say it won,t spin at all, are you saying it isn,t motoring when you turn on the ignition also.
  3. This 23-45 that came up for auction earlier this year, had centre gear shift. So it appears some had right gear shift and some had centre, depending on where the car came from.
  4. Buick had right hand gear shift and hand brake along with right hand steering, up until 1913 in the U.S. I think they just continued this in commonwealth countries, as there was no need to change over to left hand steering.
  5. Wasn,t sure when Buicks in Australia, changed from right hand gear and hand brake to centre gear change. Saw this 23-45 and it still had right hand gear handle. so the change must have been in 1924 as a 24 six parts car I had, had centre gear and hand brake handles. Would pick it up but it is interstate and the border is closed due to lock down.
  6. cpf, It doesn,t take much to lock these engines up, such as a stuck water pump. This could have caused the starter gear to jamb. The starter gears should disengage as soon as you take your foot off the starter pedal. When you take your foot off the starter pedal, the gears disengage with the flywheel and starter motor, and the starter brushes disconnect from there commutator. If something was smoking, it means the brushes were not disengaging. At the same time the generater brushes reconnect with there commutator. Firstly check that the starter gears are not jambed. You can see the
  7. Terry, I think it was for engine emission monitoring.😁 It,s interesting saying the plug should never be removed for use as a warning or amusement. Wondering if the engine backfires when the plug is removed when driving and the foot is taken off the accelerator pedal. Possibly they used it to help tune the engine.
  8. When you push down on the starter pedal, the gears in the housing are moved backwards, The larger gear at the front engages with the starter motor gear and the other gear engages with the flywheel. There is an over riding clutch in the front gear to prevent damage to S/G when the engine starts. My 25 Master starter motor gear has 12 teeth. There is a grease nipple behind the S/G to grease the shaft. Yours would be easier to get to without the stearing box on the right side. If there are new rollers and insulators in your S/G and it was motoring properly and starting the engine before,
  9. Ken That arm does need to go back on the round insulator. That insulator does not turn, the groove only holds the arm in place. Technicaly, the starter motor is not involved with the meshing of the gears, ( but it does turn slowly to assist meshing of the gears). It is the gears in the housing that slide backwards to engage with the flywheel and the starter gear that do the meshing. If the starter motor turns slowly when you turn the ignition on, ( motors ) it is working correctly. If, when you press down on the starter pedal it is hard it is most likely the starter ped
  10. 165 ci motor showing four engine mounting point and 201 ci motor, bottom pic.
  11. As you can see from the chart that Morgan attached, Your car is either a Model 34 with the 165 cubic inch motor or a Model 28 with the 201 cubic inch motor. The smaller motor is attached to a narrower sub frame at four points where as the 201 motor reaches the chassis/frame at the back and a central mounting point at the front. Posting the wheel base will help us detemine which year/model you have.
  12. Ken Looking at the wiring circuit for the starter motor. When the wire to the ameter is disconnected, the only circuit is from the main S/G terminal through the field coil to the upper starter brush. The top brush only comes into contact with the comutator when the starter pedal is depressed. So a current should only be passing through the starter circuit when the starter pedal is depressed. If the brush is not touching the commutator, there should be no current flow. In the comutator end of the S/G there a many insulators separating the two different circuits, if any of these
  13. Was unable to slide the water pump shaft coupling backwards when removing the S/G. so ended up having to cut it. Able to pick up another from an Aust Buick Club member who had made a spare when making one for his 25 Master which saved me having to make one. The engine was over heating the last time I had it running, so have decided to clean out the whole cooling system. After dismantling the water pump found new flutes had been brazed on, and a nylon bush had been attached to the front of the impellor. Wondering if the bush and lumps of brazing would impede water flow. Still plan on re
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