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Hi ya folks,could do with some advice about my Pet/Ker. 9 N. I had her out yesterday at the local Folk Museum where there was a Ferguson Club working day. ( sorry to mention Ferguson on the Ford site,) . :lol: This was the old girls first run out this year, and when I put the battery in, the starter did not engage with the flywheel, so I took it off and freed the bendix and oiled the threads. When I put it back ,it only started her once and then free wheeled again, so had to swing her by hand. At home, first lift and away she went, but as usual when I had spectators, not a Kick :oops:
so reverted to a tow. Once going she ploughed all afternoon, no problem. Can anyone tell me what might be wrong with the starter, couldn't see anything obvious when it was off.
Although the old girl goes reasonably well , oil pressure when warm is in single figures, would it help to fit in a set of shells and possibly a new oil pump? I don't really want to spend a fortune as she is only out a couple of times a year ,any idea how much this would cost? Any advice appreciated Paddy. PS originally 6 volt, but now runs on a 12 volt coil and battery.
 

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How old is the battery? By freewheeling do you mean the starters spinning but not engaging? If so it might be the ring gear on the flywheel is worn badly. Pull the starter and see if there are any worn or missing teeth on the ring gear. Remember the starter engages from the back side of the ring gear. You can also check the gear on the starter
 

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key tot he problem is in the post..

you say you oiled the bendix?

there should be no oil on the bendix or the shaft. it should be dry. a lube like silicone spray could be applied and wiped off.


oil and grease lubes will cause drag.. that drag will keep the bendix from sucking in correctly.

i'd fix that then re-evaluate.

make sure electricals are in good order.. good heavy cables, clean grounds, good connections. starter bushings good.. etc..

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