Lotus Elan

Lucas starter

PostPost by: Arno Church » Sun Feb 19, 2006 6:04 am

Good day

I am helping a friend with his Elan starter motor



What is the no of teeth on the starter Bendix drive ?

My memory says it is a 9 tooth, but . I am sure it is the original
flywheel/ring gear and the starter is the Lucas inertia type, but we got
confused with the teeth , he has a 9 and a 10 tooth version availble



Also , what is the dia of the Bendix drive gear, is it 25 mm or 29 mm?



Thanks



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PostPost by: TYPE45 at aol.com » Sun Feb 19, 2006 8:18 am

In a message dated 2/19/06 12:04:45 AM, ***@***.***es:

<< What is the no of teeth on the starter Bendix drive ? >>

Nine, but I have heard that the original (which mine is) is not quite right
for the ring gear and the 10 tooth works better. Somebody on this list should
know for sure.

<< Also , what is the dia of the Bendix drive gear, is it 25 mm or 29 mm? >>

25mm.

Arno, you owe me big time because I had to go out to my detached unheated
garage to get this for you at 2:00 a.m. and it's -6 F (-35 C). Let's put it this
way. If I was removing my ring gear, I wouldn't need any dry ice.

Frank Howard
'71 S4 SE
Minnesota
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PostPost by: "Brian Goodison" » Sun Feb 19, 2006 6:13 pm

Greetings Arno,
The original bendix had 9 teeth and I think Miles Wilkins also says
fit a 9 tooth BUT I had a lot of problems with the 9 tooth having to
replace it every couple of months, I fitted a 10 tooth and no more
problems. There are those who swear by a 9 tooth but I would only
fit a 10 tooth now.
The diameter across the teeth is + - 29 mm and across the bendix
body + - 37mm
Regards Brian.
(PS. I am again in S.A. for a couple of months but don't think I'll
get to Cape Town)



In ***@***.***, "Arno Church" <[email protected]> wrote:
Good day

I am helping a friend with his Elan starter motor



What is the no of teeth on the starter Bendix drive ?

My memory says it is a 9 tooth, but . I am sure it is the original
flywheel/ring gear and the starter is the Lucas inertia type, but
we got

confused with the teeth , he has a 9 and a 10 tooth version
availble




Also , what is the dia of the Bendix drive gear, is it 25 mm or 29
mm?




Thanks



Arno





"Brian Goodison"
 

PostPost by: Arno Church » Sun Feb 19, 2006 6:35 pm

Hi Brian

Thanks for that , Eric will probably stay with the 10 AND a new battery



So what is wrong with Cape Town then?

Oh and I was in London for 4 days in Dec ? other than flying in at Heathrow
, the closest I came to Windsor though ,was Chiswick ? for ? an hour

Arno



Greetings Arno,
The original bendix had 9 teeth and I think Miles Wilkins also says
fit a 9 tooth BUT I had a lot of problems with the 9 tooth having to
replace it every couple of months, I fitted a 10 tooth and no more
problems. There are those who swear by a 9 tooth but I would only
fit a 10 tooth now.
The diameter across the teeth is + - 29 mm and across the bendix
body + - 37mm
Regards Brian.
(PS. I am again in S.A. for a couple of months but don't think I'll
get to Cape Town)




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PostPost by: Rob_LaMoreaux » Mon Feb 20, 2006 12:13 am

I am helping a friend with his Elan starter motor

What is the no of teeth on the starter Bendix drive ?

My memory says it is a 9 tooth, but . I am sure it is the
original flywheel/ring gear and the starter is the Lucas
inertia type, but we got confused with the teeth , he has a
9 and a 10 tooth version available


Both 9 and 10 tooth were used. From what I have heard they both work about
the same. The 9 tooth would give slightly more torque, but not enough to
really bother I would guess.

Rob LaMoreaux
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PostPost by: Bill » Mon Feb 20, 2006 5:20 am

Gents

can I suggest a retrofit gear driven starter as on Ebay. - Over 30 plus years I went thru 3 Lucas starters and a stack of pinion gears before I spent $150 and got rid of the problem.

I must admit that I am not ashamed that I had to go to an oriental solution to defeat that dreaded "Prince of Darkness"

Wild Bill -- 26/0538
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Good day

I am helping a friend with his Elan starter motor



What is the no of teeth on the starter Bendix drive ?

My memory says it is a 9 tooth, but . I am sure it is the original
flywheel/ring gear and the starter is the Lucas inertia type, but we got
confused with the teeth , he has a 9 and a 10 tooth version availble



Also , what is the dia of the Bendix drive gear, is it 25 mm or 29 mm?



Thanks



Arno













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PostPost by: "Brian Goodison" » Thu Feb 23, 2006 9:12 pm

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Hi Brian
So what is wrong with Cape Town then?

Hmm! well how about no electricty for a start!and lets not get into
that wind you guys have!
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PostPost by: Arno Church » Fri Feb 24, 2006 6:26 am

Well
The wind keeps the Gautengers away !

And - What did Cape Town use for lighting before the advent of parafin lamps?

Electricity !!!

Arno



Hmm! well how about no electricty for a start!and lets not get into
that wind you guys have!

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