bmcecosse wrote:Any Pre-engaged starters I have seen/worked with engage from the FRONT! Inertia starters always from the rear.... Your standard MGB ring gear will be intended for rear engagement - hence a pre-engaged won't work......for long.....
Custard wrote:All depends on what you call the back of the flywheel?
The clutch face often being called the front yet it faces the back of the car, and easy to call the back of the flywheel the part that faces the front of the car.
As I understand it the flywheel fitted is the later one for a pre-engaged starter, but as the later MGB pre engaged starter wont physically fit an inertia type is fitted and the ring gear has been chamfered on the rearward edge to provide a lead in for the pinion, but it hasn't worked and destroyed a few pinions.
Thinking about it was each tooth chamfered individually like the moggy on the sides of the teeth or the top edge, it could be damaging the pinion as it meshes because it never meshes properly or is meshing too well and too tight and being slow to release.
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