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Bob Gaines

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Re: 1966 Starter Solenoid
« Reply #15 on: May 13, 2019, 01:16:56 PM »
I have taken apart a lot of these solenoids and there is typically a paper type gasket between the bottom cover and the body . More a labor of love given it takes a considerable amount of time effort and material to refurbish one.

Thanks Bob, I thought they where near impossible to rebuild. Iíll keep my eye out for one

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Some are too far gone but many aren't . I have to use donor solenoid for most parts. 
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Re: 1966 Starter Solenoid
« Reply #16 on: May 13, 2019, 02:20:38 PM »
Bob,
I am looking at 3 brown / grained solenoids right now.
They all have the large RBM letters
They all have fomoco in the oval circle.

But;
They have this part number  FDR-11450-A
This part number is located where the part numbers are on the solenoids shown herein.
They are otherwise identical.
What gives?
John
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Re: 1966 Starter Solenoid
« Reply #17 on: May 13, 2019, 03:03:35 PM »
Bob,
I am looking at 3 brown / grained solenoids right now.
They all have the large RBM letters
They all have fomoco in the oval circle.

But;
They have this part number  FDR-11450-A
This part number is located where the part numbers are on the solenoids shown herein.
They are otherwise identical.
What gives?
John
Look at the front and see if it has two small terminal posts as typical or just one.
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Re: 1966 Starter Solenoid
« Reply #18 on: May 13, 2019, 03:27:56 PM »
Bob,
All three have the dual small posts up front.

There is a 4th one that has a single post, same lettering and numbers,
BUT, it has the fomoco in a rectangular box, rather than the oval circle.

Is this the first futuristic exotic in the world?
Size of an ac cobra, but built in 1935 !
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Re: 1966 Starter Solenoid
« Reply #19 on: May 13, 2019, 03:47:38 PM »
Bob,
All three have the dual small posts up front.

There is a 4th one that has a single post, same lettering and numbers,
BUT, it has the fomoco in a rectangular box, rather than the oval circle.
I thought it might be one of the different application styles with the single post not like Mustang.I suspect a early variant. Sorry ,I can't be of any help .
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Re: 1966 Starter Solenoid
« Reply #20 on: May 13, 2019, 04:59:43 PM »
There is a 4th one that has a single post, same lettering and numbers,
BUT, it has the fomoco in a rectangular box, rather than the oval circle.

Sounds like a service replacement for the 52-55 6 volt applications maybe for even slightly earlier, given the markings as you describe.  Even earlier version has a button on the bottom that you could use to manually active the solenoid rather than jumping the posts. Really handy. Have one on my 40 Ford 

One of the applications for the ones marked "FDR-11450-A" with the dual small posts is mid 50's Fords
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Re: 1966 Starter Solenoid
« Reply #21 on: May 14, 2019, 09:33:30 AM »
There is a 4th one that has a single post, same lettering and numbers,
BUT, it has the fomoco in a rectangular box, rather than the oval circle.

Sounds like a service replacement for the 52-55 6 volt applications maybe for even slightly earlier, given the markings as you describe.  Even earlier version has a button on the bottom that you could use to manually active the solenoid rather than jumping the posts. Really handy. Have one on my 40 Ford 

One of the applications for the ones marked "FDR-11450-A" with the dual small posts is mid 50's Fords
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Jeff,
I would venture to say that your assumption is correct, mid 50's, and I would guess, up to early 60's.
Coopers parts range for decades.
Thanks guys, at least i know what they are meant for.
Look 100% spot on, but have the numbers and Fomoco circled as noted herein
Is this the first futuristic exotic in the world?
Size of an ac cobra, but built in 1935 !
https://www.autopuzzles.com/forum/features-stories-and-photos/harris-fwd-speedster-the-story/?PHPSESSID=v4pqtv6hep4ff4rvalrc9qsnj7