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PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:00 am 
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The starter solenoid on my 48 custom club coupe shorted out last week and the car had to ride the flat bed truck home. The previous owner warned me when I bought the car that the starter, part #67042, is as rare as hens teeth. So far I have not been able to locate any. I am hoping that someone might know of a possible source or of someone who can repair the solenoid. Another possibility is replacing the original starter with a later starter. A local starter-generator guy is trying to take some parts from another type starter and my starter to build a hybrid. He has ordered the starter from a friend in Texas and it should be here tomorrow. He will have it ready Monday next. My fear is that it will not fit because of the unique shape of the original solenoid. It is mounted at about a 30 degree angle from vertical toward the engine. It has a built in relay that is mounted on the rear of the solenoid at about a 30 degree angle the opposite way. Obviously it was built this way so the relay would clear the engine block. So I am skeptical that our hybrid starter will fit, but I do remain hopeful. Maybe I should investigate modifying the car to accept a crank.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 2:18 am 
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Jim,

I cannot vouch for these guys as I have not yet had to use their services. Perhaps someone else on this forum has experience with their service. They might be able to assist with your current issue.

http://acewichita.com/index.html

Mark


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 1:24 am 
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Thanks Mark. I tried them but the business is closed. Most everything was sold to Dan Smith in Ashby MA. I am working with a guy in Oklahoma City. He has been in starter generator business many years. He found a solenoid from a Chrysler and put it on the starter, but the relay is turned the wrong way and it hits the engine so I can't put a bolt in. He has another idea to put a different solenoid on it without the big relay. I will take it back tomorrow (monday). If that doesn't work then I will call Mr. Smith.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:47 am 
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Jim,

Thanks for the feedback. I'll remove that vendor from my list. Good luck on the possible repair.

Mark


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:55 pm 
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First off what is the model number on your starter. We need to know the numbers such as IAT1234.

The starter selinoid would also have a number stamped on the flange of the moutning plate where it is bolted ontot he starter motor. You might have to scrap some dirt and paint off the the flange see if you can find the number. Let me know the number that you find.
According to an old autolite starter controls document for 1946-48 Desoto the starter switch is an Autolite SS-4707 and the starter model is MAW-4025

The starter switch SS-4707 was used from 1946 -48 and 1949-1950

you can find these starter switch of the following starters MAW-4025, MCH-6102 and MAW-4055 for Desoto
For Chrysler 1949-50 6 & 8 SS-4707 and starter number MCL-6101
Rich Hartung
desoto1939@aol.com
Cell 484-431-8157


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:08 pm 
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Kanter Auto Products has them in their catalog, they are not cheap.


Paul


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