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#1 2017-04-03 16:52:00

Bob Taylor

1936 Austin 12/4 starter motor

Does anyone know the best place to buy a replacement starter motor (or spares) for my Austin 12/4. It is a Lucas m418a. The issue I have is the dog gear pushes the lock ring off the end of the spline because the thread is worn and then it jams in the ring gear.

#2 2017-04-03 17:40:18

From: Newton Mearns, Glasgow
Registered: 2013-01-04
Posts: 395

Re: 1936 Austin 12/4 starter motor

Hi Bob,

I think you'll have to look for a used starter, either that or have yours reconditioned. There are specialist repairers advertised in the Automobile and similar mags, but Mark Greening (Alderton Austin Services 0124 262 0609) or Theo Selby (located at Austins of Old Arley) might be able to find a serviceable replacement.

Good luck,

Peter C. [6515]

Last edited by 6515_Peter_Christie (2017-04-03 17:41:37)


#3 2017-04-03 17:57:11

Bob Taylor

Re: 1936 Austin 12/4 starter motor

Thanks for the advice/contacts ..... I will give them a call ... I want to see if I can get it sorted this season as starting with the starting handle looks the part but always results in a few knuckle scrapings with your hand /wrist between the body and bumper.

#4 2017-07-19 14:52:14


Re: 1936 Austin 12/4 starter motor

This is probably too late,but the locking ring on the end of the Bendix drive is just peened in place with a blunt chisel into the two end slots. You will need to take the Bendix drive off the starter motor shaft first to avoid possible damage. As a matter of interest, I was quoted £395 for a reconditioned starter motor back in May

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