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Rebuilding starter

Post by Autie » Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:58 pm

My question is, during the dis-assembly, a triangle shape, thin piece of what I think is some type of insulator, fell out of the starter housing. I looked in the Model T service book and unless I am missing it, the book does not mention any such type of triangular insulator. Anybody know what I am referring to and if so, where is it placed? Thank you.

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Re: Rebuilding starter

Post by Henry K. Lee » Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:17 pm

Keith could have been added years later as an extra precaution of a brush conductor getting too close. Just make sure all exposed conductors have good clearances.

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Re: Rebuilding starter

Post by Scott_Conger » Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:43 pm

That is a piece of material called Fish Paper

I more often see them in generators than starters. Typically a point of the triangle is wedged down between coils and housing, directly insulating the post from anything inside.
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Re: Rebuilding starter

Post by Autie » Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:05 pm

Thank you, guys!

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Re: Rebuilding starter

Post by AndreFordT » Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:55 am

Hey Keith,

I always replace that triangle insulation with a band of 0.5 mm gasket paper to insulate the windings from the housing.

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Re: Rebuilding starter

Post by TonyB » Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:49 pm

That triangle piece of insulation has been on every apparently original I have ever seen. So I believe it to be part of the original design. I bought a couple of sheets of 0.015” thick insulation on the web a number of years ago and cut it to shape on the starters I re-build.
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