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Hello guys, anybody here who knows how to take the drive part off the starter unit to exchange it? Thank you.
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You need to compress the spring so the pin becomes visible and then you can tap it out. Put the nose of the drive in a vise and push on it. You'll see the pin that you need to remove.

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I know how. CLICK HERE
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You need to compress the spring so the pin becomes visible and then you can tap it out. Put the nose of the drive in a vise and push on it. You'll see the pin that you need to remove.

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Thank you John, seems that should not be very complicated.
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Jiri:
One word of caution here that I didn't see covered on the post. If you move the starter gear on the drive splined shaft, you can get the starter gear locked in the engaged position. I know this, because it happened to me. The starter drive gear will only disengage using centrifugal force when the engine is started, and then retract. It's tough to get the starter back in if the gear is locked in the engaged position. To free the gear up, I mounted a 1/2" bolt in a vise and put the starter drive on the bolt. Then I used a wire wheel in an electric drill and spun the driver by putting the wire wheel against the gear. Got it up to speed and the starter gear disengaged from the locked position. Hopefully, you won't need this, but thought I would pass it along.
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Nice Dave, great breakdown of the procedure.
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Thanks for the complement, Scott. I once knew a gracious and beautiful woman who was from Vancouver Island. She was Howard Prout's wife, Jean Prout. I used to call her, 'a real Canadian girl.'
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ADVICE !!!!!!!! PLEASE.......make sure when or if you ever get a new starter.......that the shaft is the correct length !!! I had the unfortunate experience of putting a new one in and when I started the car........POW.....sparks flew. The problem.....shaft too short......wrong part in the right box. I was stupid for not checking to begin with and cursed for hours.........but if I can save one person the headache..........then it was worth it.
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Yeah, it's always a good idea to compare old vs new parts BEFORE you buy. I once got two McPherson struts, the numbers on the unopened boxes was right but I got two RH struts.
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Now, that is a hell of a procedure description! Thank you Dave, great work - will come very handy on my original starter restoration.
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