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I'm enjoying your thread also. I recognized the odd fuses from my mis-spent youth when I had a '65 VW bug. The car only had 2 sizes, 8 amp and 16 amp if I remember correctly.
They sure stumped me for a little bit. I showed them to a mechanic buddy and he just laughed. Glad to see some people poking through this thread haha. Spent most of the day today working on chainsaws but did get a bit done on the tractor.I'm enjoying your thread also. I recognized the odd fuses from my mis-spent youth when I had a '65 VW bug. The car only had 2 sizes, 8 amp and 16 amp if I remember correctly.
That's more or less my theory as well. If it holds up until it needs a clutch I'll look after it then, if not then I'll face that when it happens. At worst it ruins the drive gear on the new starter and goes back to the way it is now. If they only let people who look after stuff buy stuff it would make our lives easier, lol. Though there would be a lot less stuff out there to buy.I guess throw a new starter at it and hope for the best, that stinks!
I was originally thinking that but I called two "local" starter & alternator shops and neither of them could source parts for the original Magneti Marelli starter. Lucas, Bosch, and Lester I guess made the same starter and parts for those are available but not interchangeable with the Marelli apparently. The only reservation I have about using the old starter is that the solenoid was sticking on me in the winter (never was sure if it was the switch or solenoid or bad battery tbh) and that maybe a laggy engagement on behalf of the original solenoid/starter caused this issue to develop? I don't really know. I thought maybe it would become crisper with a brand new much larger/better battery but it didn't, I guess 12V is simply 12V.Maybe figure out how to change the starter drive on your own and just change the part as necessary. If the part is available it might be cheaper than paying for a rebuilt starter if it wrecks the drive gear again.
Thanks for posting and following the thread! I enjoy hearing about the high hour Fiat's, that's mostly the reason I bought one. Mine has more than a decade on me at 41 years old haha. Some people claim them to be unreliable and quirky but the majority of feedback I got before buying mine was that they are tough as nails.enjoyed the thread, I have one of the Fiat predecessors to your white, it a Oliver 1355, and it is now in its 47th year of use with over 11000 hrs. on the original engine has had only one clutch change and some normal wear parts changed out
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Me too haha. I forgot to mention that I found and bought a new-used radiator cowling off a 2-60 from a tractor salvage place last Wednesday so it should be in shipping right now. I have a new pre-cleaner on the way from ITP too.Glad that starter did the trick, hope it holds up for a long time!