Hi, I'm trying to get the electric start working on my 64 Electra. I have a working starter motor, ratchet and cover plate. Does anybody have any of the other parts that they are willing to sell. The sprag clutch is particularly elusive. I know several items are available through the spares dept, but not worth buying until I can obtain the sprag clutch.
I have an Electra almost in working order, almost as although the starter turns IF we have a decent battery, the engine/sprag doesn't always catch hey ho.
So If you get some bits I can advise on some of the units failings, and fixits. I don't know what you mean by the ratchet nor cover plate. The motor is bolted via a set of sun/planet gears to the primary case back plate. There is a chain and tensioner and the sprag is built in to an assembly that sits astride the crank shaft. it is the sprag that seems to cause most grief.
Thanks for reply Alan, if I ever locate a sprag clutch I may need your advice again, you obviously have experience in this matter.
Do you have the part numbers of the items you are looking for?
If you do have the part numbers, give them to me and I will search my sources here in California.
Hi Mike, thanks for your offer, unfortunately I don't have the part numbers. If anyone has a parts list and could provide the numbers and a list of parts for the starter mechanism it would be much appreciated as it's proving to be a bit of a jigsaw puzzle.
Does this help? pdf of pages 87-88 of the electra manual. Plus drawing.
Thanks Tony, that's exactly what I needed.
Mike, the part numbers I need are 25017, 24772 x 3, 24770 x3, 24769 x3.
I'm sorry to say that I will be no help.
Unknown to me my local shop has closed.