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New Starter Brushes

PostPost by: rcombs » Sun Sep 03, 2017 5:00 pm

Has anyone put new brushes on the the windings on a Lucas starter ? I tried soldering but the solder would never stick. It seems that the winding is aluminum and originals were spot welded in place.

Any suggestions?

Thanks Rick
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PostPost by: 2cams70 » Sun Sep 03, 2017 10:20 pm

In the past I've successfully replaced these by leaving a short length of the original brushes braid still attached to the field coil and then soldering the new brushes to the stub of the old braid.
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