I have always been in love w Indian motorcycles, early HDs, Knuckleheads, Porsche 356, & Alfa Romeos
Saturday, June 22, 2013
Mercedes Benz 1959 180 Ponton starter gear clutch
non starter side of ring gear,
rebuilt clutch pack and pressure plate and throw out bearing , maybe the spring tension was just too whipped to use, the 3 fingers had some wear ,
worn out starter solenoid causes these chewed up teeth, here you can see that you cannot just flip the ring gear and use the other side, special grooves to engage starter gear... no where could i find a reference to the correct teeth on a 180... theres 108 teeth on a 180 starter gear.. to swap . just mark exactly where the old starter gear mounts , torch heat just the gear till it gets hot expands and falls off. reverse to install.
Sometimes your motorcycles have to come before career and family.The blog name is bullshit, i luv Old Indians and I research my family tree, so thats what i came up with.i'm interested in old motorcycles,cars, tanks, i also collect militaria, mostly german ww2 , ww1 , , helmets etc, field gear,British RAF Irvins, i've got about 5 panther tank tracks, The Panther was the first Porsche as far as i know.Traveled to 11 countries, lived in 4 countries Finland, Netherlands,Malmo ,Trelleborg,Falsterbo and Ystadt Sweden,went to Bladins Skola in Malmo as a little guy,,i am very interested in researching my family tree , my scandinavian side goes to the beginning of records, my dutch ,german to 1400s many died in the holocaust. i'm pretty proud of those folks in particular. i have a degree in genetics, i daydream of traveling again to europe, my aredale terriers Rienzi ,Flanders are my 4th,5th since childhood. she is named after Wagners opera, i detest religion, hurts people like boose & smoking.treat me good ,i'll treat you better, treat me bad ,i'll treat you worse, life never forgives weakness.