starter solenoid

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langford
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Joined: Mon Aug 20, 2012 5:36 pm
Name: graham langford

starter solenoid

Postby langford » Wed Sep 26, 2012 10:33 am

I managed to wreck the starter solenoid on my 1948 14, which was my fault. Apparently they are as rare as the proverbial 'hen's teeth', and a temporary modern replacement has been installed on the bulkhead. The usual sources drew a blank, and I wondered whether anyone know of a possible supplier.

Graham

pryantcc
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Joined: Sun Aug 12, 2012 9:35 pm
Name: Paul Ryan

Re: starter solenoid

Postby pryantcc » Wed Sep 26, 2012 1:34 pm

Hi Graham,
I may well have one, but have no idea where it might be. I'm travelling with work at the moment, I'll have a look when I'm home and get back to you!

Regards,
Paul.

langford
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Joined: Mon Aug 20, 2012 5:36 pm
Name: graham langford

Re: starter solenoid

Postby langford » Wed Oct 03, 2012 5:42 pm

Many thanks Paul,
Have fixed up (or had fixed up) a bulkhead mounted one, but would very much like to return the car to an original condition.

Regards, Graham

DavidMJS
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Joined: Mon May 21, 2012 3:00 pm
Name: David Jobson-Scott

Re: starter solenoid

Postby DavidMJS » Fri Oct 05, 2012 5:44 pm

This is an interesting topic! My Carbodies drophead has now done almost 270,000 miles from new and I struggled on for years trying to keep the original solenoid working. It always seemed to fail at the most inconvenient time, especially when the engine was very hot. I became extremely adept at pushing the plunger in on the end of the motor, usually without burning myself too much. Eventually I gave up and fitted the type used on the TD onward (bulkhead mounted). I haven't had any problems since and wish I'd ignored originality and gone down this route years ago. When you do lots of Continental touring, reliability takes priority.

David.
1949 TA14 Carbodies Drophead 23461 (owned since 1964), 1964 TE21 Saloon 27199.
1976 Daimler Double Six Avon-Stevens Convertible. 1980 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow II.
1995 Jaguar Sovereign (owned from new).


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