Restoration Mabel continues:  New Distributor & Starter Motor

Our Series2a restoration continues and over the last couple of weeks we have given her a new battery, carburettor, fuel tank and now she has a new starter motor.  

We replaced the old with a new:  Powerlite Starter Motor >


The original starter motor basically fell apart when it was removed, so it had to be replaced.  Powerlite is a high torque gear reduction starter motor. These lightweight units offer increased cranking speeds and considerably more cranking power than original units.  They also tend to draw less current from the battery. 

The units are ideal for road competition applications, especially where engines have been tuned and adverse conditions require extra performance from the starter motor.  The good thing about these Powerlite starters is that they require no modifications to the vehicle on which they are installed, as they work for both positive and negative polarity – Easy – job done!

…now onto the next job…

We installed a new distributor with electronic conversion fitted. This replaces the existing points and condenser with a new reliable electronic module – Electronic Conversion Kit >

And finally we looked at the spark plug leads and put them in the correct order – that should help!!

Now, let’s give her a run around the yard!


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