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1944 B Switch mounted on starter

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M.Miller

07-25-2011 07:54:03




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The original starter switch on our 1944 B has worn out. We have had it off several times and tried to rehab with limited success. We have bought 2 different "replacement" switches and neither mount and line up properly to work. Has anyone found a good replacement or have a NOS switch? I do not want to bypass the original switch and put in a new style push-button switch. The tractor is the original 6 volt system.

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steve(ill)

07-25-2011 15:40:31




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 Re: 1944 B Switch mounted on starter in reply to M.Miller, 07-25-2011 07:54:03  
the contacts dont align exactly, but i have never had a problem with them working. The contact is spring loaded and normally conforms to the fixed starter pads.. Is this a DELCO starter ?



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old

07-25-2011 08:59:32




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 Re: 1944 B Switch mounted on starter in reply to M.Miller, 07-25-2011 07:54:03  
An agco dealer should have the correct switch as should a good Alternator/starter repair shop. That said I take the old switchs and clean them up and the piece on the starter and find they work well again for a long time if the contact area is the problem that is



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M.Miller

07-25-2011 10:33:49




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 Re: 1944 B Switch mounted on starter in reply to acken fromwisc, 07-25-2011 08:40:11  
The contacts don't line up. We have bought one from TSC and one from a Allis Chalmers parts dealer at a tractor show.



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acken fromwisc

07-27-2011 08:28:34




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 Re: 1944 B Switch mounted on starter in reply to M.Miller, 07-25-2011 10:33:49  
sometimes the stud turns when tighting the nut, then the switch won't make contact, make sure the bottom nut holds the stud tight and that the contacts line up before you put the switch on the starter.



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chalmersbob(pa)

07-25-2011 18:43:31




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 Re: 1944 B Switch mounted on starter in reply to M.Miller, 07-25-2011 10:33:49  
The only switches available are for Delco starters. It sound like you have an Autolite starter. I've been told that there isn't a switch made for it. You might find a used one. Bob



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M.Miller

07-27-2011 14:20:01




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 Re: 1944 B Switch mounted on starter in reply to chalmersbob(pa), 07-25-2011 18:43:31  
You are correct. It is an Autolite starter. I was not aware that it might be one or the other.



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