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12 volt starter for 48 Ford

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I converted my 48 Ford to 12 volt and left the 6 volt starter in. It has been making an awful noise. It even started to chip the ring gear. Talked to my starter guy. He used a field coil out of a 56 (12 volt) Ford starter. Sure turns slower and makes no noise.

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Went to my starter rebuilder. He took a 56 Field coil (12 volt) and put in my 6 volt 48 Ford starter. Works great doesn't turn over as fast as the 6 volt starter running on 12 volt. With the 6 volt starter running too fast it had chipped a couple teeth on ring gear. 

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Are you worried about the chipped teeth? They will get worse and eventually you will have to replace the ring gear. If it was my car, I would leave it alone until it was time to replace the clutch or the starter just spins without cranking the engine. Then I would pull the engine and replace the clutch and ring gear.

 

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