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  • Who Needs a 1/2" Starter Drive?

    Just found this ebay listing for a 1/2" drive. It's not cheap. but they are hard to find.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/192452592504?ul_noapp=true

  • #2
    Hi Tom,
    That drive may not work on early models. The one on my 28 has a headless screw in one location. Supergnat

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Supergnat View Post
      Hi Tom,
      That drive may not work on early models. The one on my 28 has a headless screw in one location. Supergnat
      Good point, as the bolt head will hit the early style multiplate flywheel.
      The second style multiplate flywheel has the outside diameter cut back for more clearance.

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      • #4
        Here's a few pictures of the multiplate flywheel and an original Abell drive.
        Notice I had to weld up a few worn teeth on the drive, but haven't finished grinding them to shape yet.
        The first picture shows the first style flywheel with no clearance for a bolt head.
        The round thing on the left of the ring gear is the rolled edge of a 21" wheel the flywheel was setting on.

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        • #5
          I just found the photo of my bendix which shows the headless screw. Here it is. It was a new old stock Ford part when I purchased it.
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          • #6
            That is what Ford called the SERVICE DRIVE to replace the ABELL DRIVE, and you were lucky to find one.

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