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Well the old fellow has at last got me down. I have had this guy for about 25 years, and it was old when I bought him. We have gone through a lot together but now The old boy won't start. Pulled the starter/gen and tried all the tricks written in the electric info. (by the way a great article). I am not sure where to turn right now, because I know that the fix is one I can't do. Does it go to a motor repair shop or can this unit still be purchased (rebuild)? Looking forward to replies as it is very informative to read all the advise that is handed out on this site. Sounds to me like there are some real smart fellows out there when it comes to knowing thier machinery. Thanks for the interesting reading and sharing the know how. Bob Schipper
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Hello Bob, I had one of my starter-generators fail on me too. I checked with my local dealer and they kept a FACTORY rebuild on the shelf. They took mine as a core and gave me the rebuild for around $100 give or take a few. I think that is the best option if available, otherwise, you can have them rebuilt at a local starter/alternator shop. I think they are available new if I rember but, they are several hundred dollars. Maybe someone has done this more recently and still rembers more accurate prices.
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Just checked with local NAPA store here in Tok, they are available for about 250. If I need one,since my landlord deal died that was missing totally, in down the road hope I find your name then Christopher,like the 100 bucks a lot better. Bob, did you try just cleaning it up good??That all I did to mine when I resurected my B112 outta a pickup load of stuff. So far so good. If your armature is good don;t think brushes would be too tough. Think I read through an old motors manual that still delt with gen in cars,Ford, to check mine out..MPH
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Gang, Find a shop that rebuilds starters, generators, and alternators. Have them check you starter/generator. If they do not have the parts needed (field coils, brushes, bearings, armature) they can order them. It is much cheaper to order new parts and install them than buy an exchange unit or new unit. The field coils can be purchased either in a pair (starter and generator coils) or separately (field and/or generator coil). The bearings are a common item. Per Al Eden, the brushes are special high current units but standard brushes do work. They crank a little slower but do work. An armature will cost some but so far I haven't needed one. I've gotten away with turning mine and cleaning the slots. I have spent minimal dollars by doing the above with a local shop I know. My 2 cents worth, Roy
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Bob, If you don't find something local, we have the parts to rebuild them or have a new unit exchange for 125.00. plus shipping. If you need to con tact us: 1-800-462-2218. Edens Ltd. Anamosa Iowa Good luck, Al
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