Your neighbor has an odd looking garage.
: Been having issues with my car starting.
: I've had to connect the battery charger
: to get it to turn over, even with a
: full charge, so something is funny.
: I cleaned the connections, verified
: everything, and still no luck.
: On top of that I had issues the other
: day with my truck not starting. Needed
: a new battery terminal and was hoping
: that was the problem, so I cleaned it
: up. Thinking maybe the corrosion had
: kept the battery from recharging I
: tried jumping it with my GT6, but no
: I hauled that battery and my GT6
: battery to a local place for testing
: and both passed with flying colors. My
: truck battery is even 17 years old and
: still going strong. Replaced the
: terminal end, which was severely
: corroded and about ready to split in
: two. Still no start.
: Ended up being the starter so I got
: that sorted.
: So, with the starter on my mind I dug
: into my GT6 starter. I noticed a few
: months ago sparks coming from the end
: of the armature (the rotating bit that
: pokes out the back end) so I ordered a
: new set of brushes and with them on
: hand now decided to pull it and replace
: them. (It's an L25079, so I ordered
: Don't mind the color scheme. It was a
: crazy attempt of engine beautification
: back when I got the car. I had to
: replace the bendix and painted it while
: I had it out. Yeah, the follies of
: With the brush cover pulled off.
: close up shot of the commutator. NOt
: surprised but not what I wanted to see.
: I've got an incomplete spare starter,
: so I pulled the armature out of it.
: My boy noticed before I did the bendix
: end on the spare is a clip on, while my
: current one is threaded. Well, that
: won't work...
: Here's the brushes, old and new, and a
: side shot
: replaced the brushes. Desoldering them
: was a job.I had to drill a pilot hole
: to center and then drill a larger hole.
: I think I used 5/32". Then I could
: put the tip of my iron into the hole
: and desolder.
: You'll notice the broken spring...oops.
: Good thing I had a spare.
: De-soldering these were a littler
: tougher. I couldn't do the drill trick.
: But, I was able to get them removed and
: replaced in the end.
: I dressed the commutators with 80 grit,
: 120, 240 and 600.
: All back together execpt for inserting
: the brushes. (notice the stripped case)
: Inserting the brushes. I had to lift
: the spring up with needle nosed pliers
: and then insert a screwdriver
: underneath to lift it out of the way.
: Then I was able to slide the new brush
: into the holder and release the spring.
: Repeat for the other 3.
: Inverted, but here you go, with the
: brush cover replaced.
: And...repainted.Looks a bit better,
: don't you think?
: I connected it to a battery via jumper
: cables and it works, much nicer than
: before. Now to just reinstall it.
: I bought a cheap 9/16" wrench I'm
: going to mod to make reaching the bolts