Model A & B

Ford Garage

Barrel Style Starter Drive Gear

This is the barrel style starter drive gear which is available for the Model A & B. It replaces the Bendix style which are prone to breaking springs and to losing bolts in the flywheel housing.

This style uses an inertial throw-out on a helix, and the shock is absorbed by a rubber doughnut in compression rather than a coil spring in tension. The engine speed disengages the gear from the flywheel after the engine starts.

More Flywheel web pages on Ford Garage:

  1. Model A & B Flywheel Ring Gears
  2. Model A & B Stock and Lightened Flywheels
  3. Model A, B, & V8 Pressure Plates and Clutches
  4. Model A & B Crankshaft, Flywheel, & Clutch Rotating Mass Effects

August 2000