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Re: Starter gear problem

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Subject: Re: Starter gear problem
From: Max Heim <>
Date: Fri, 15 Dec 2006 09:53:46 -0800
An alternative explanation is that the flywheel ring gear is damaged. This
is not uncommon. Or the rebuilder didn't replace a damaged pinion on the
starter, just fixed the windings.


Max Heim
'66 MGB GHN3L76149
If you're near Mountain View, CA,
it's the primer red one with chrome wires

on 12/15/06 7:21 AM, Pat Leask at wrote:

> How do I determine if I have the correct gear on the starter? I got a new
> (used) starter for my  motor (1964 1800cc) and had it rebuilt and it could
> perhaps have the wrong gear. Were the gears specific to the MGB motor, or
> were all series "A" starter gears/rings the same?
> After installing it I was able to crank the car a few times but now it has
> jammed. I am wondering how I can determine if I have the correct gear on the
> starter, or if for some reason it is not the correct one. (And yes, I tossed
> the old starter that was junk)oops<G>
> Thanks, Pat

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