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Username Post: 1940 chevy trouble        (Topic#348359)
Sal M. 
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11-23-17 03:07 PM - Post#2715494    

I have converted my 1940 chevy from 6 to 12 volt. I used a kit from vintage auto garage for a foot starter. It started right up so I took it for a spin to put gas and it wouldn't start. It would try to start but then the starter just spun after a few tries it started. I brought it home and it did the same thing. Any suggestions I had put a 12 volt battery that I had in there which is way bigger than the 6 volt.

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raycow 
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11-23-17 05:19 PM - Post#2715509    
    In response to Sal M.

If the starter spins but doesn't crank the engine, I would suspect a bad starter drive.

Ray

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2blu52 
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11-25-17 03:09 PM - Post#2715702    
    In response to raycow

Agreed!

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Sal M. 
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11-25-17 09:52 PM - Post#2715730    
    In response to 2blu52

I was thinking the same thing. But it was working fine when I had 6 volt. I was going to take it off and have it checked out and maybe rebuild it.

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38TownSd 
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12-27-17 02:31 PM - Post#2719136    
    In response to Sal M.

You mentioned a kit for a foot starter. Did it have a switch that feeds your coil? If so I wonder if the linkage is hanging up?



 
pauldian 
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12-28-17 06:45 AM - Post#2719190    
    In response to raycow

  • raycow Said:
If the starter spins but doesn't crank the engine, I would suspect a bad starter drive.

Ray



I agree with Ray, that's what it sounds like to me
also....



 
Keith_Knox 
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12-28-17 09:32 AM - Post#2719204    
    In response to Sal M.

What is this kit?

1948 Chevy Fleetmaster Coupe Purchased 6/2010. Stock with rebuilt 52 216 installed May 1966.
1946 Chevy 1/2 ton pickup, stock. Purchased 11/18/17.
1962 Ranchero Purchased 4/2017 221 V8 Automatic.
2013 F150 Crew Cab


 

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