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#388936 - 05/09/17 10:29 AM Starter rebuilder recommendations ?
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Registered: 11/01/14
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Loc: Connecticut
Anyone here ever use AER ( Advanced Electrical Rebuilders) in Michigan for their starter rebuilding service ? http://www.aerrebuild.com

This shop, which specializes in antique starters/generators, can upgrade to high torque windings, which I am told, will improve performance especially in hot conditions.

My local shop has closed and none nearby seem experienced nor interested in old 6 volt starters.

Thanks !
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#388938 - 05/09/17 11:53 AM Re: Starter rebuilder recommendations ? [Re: hardaground]
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Registered: 11/30/02
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Loc: merrimack nh
I use Auto Electric Warehouse here in Merrimack N.H. and he does a lot of antique electrical starters and generators. Let me know if you want more info.
Steve D

#388943 - 05/09/17 02:29 PM Re: Starter rebuilder recommendations ? [Re: hardaground]
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Have NOT had them do work but talked to Jason and he is a nice guy, they do a lot of electrical Work/ Rebuilds. No one that i know has ever complained about the workmanship or the product they receive !! everyone seems to be happy
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#388946 - 05/09/17 03:02 PM Re: Starter rebuilder recommendations ? [Re: BearsFan315]
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From their website it appears they do some exotic and nice looking work. If I had a rare and hard to replace item i would consider using them. The shop I use does good quality repair at reasonable prices but it is not show quality. As an example I took them a 714L starter off an engine I purchased and asked to have it checked out as it looked pretty good. An hour later the owner called to say he took it apart, everything looked like new but a shim was missing. He installed a new shim and charged me $25.00.
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#388954 - 05/09/17 05:17 PM Re: Starter rebuilder recommendations ? [Re: hardaground]
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Registered: 11/23/01
Posts: 27912
Loc: Eagle Point, Oregon
Just talked to a VCCA member today that had Advanced Electrical Rebuilders restore his generator. He said that they do really nice quality work but are very expensive. He mentioned that it took around 5 months to get his generator back and that the price was around $600.

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#389240 - 05/15/17 06:57 PM Re: Starter rebuilder recommendations ? [Re: hardaground]
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Registered: 12/31/10
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Loc: phoenix......az

had my 28 starter overhauled at Phx Generator..125.00 out the door.. good job
Old cars have always owned me.

#389330 - 05/17/17 11:51 AM Re: Starter rebuilder recommendations ? [Re: blue38]
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Registered: 11/01/14
Posts: 482
Loc: Connecticut
So I ran up to NH, just 2 hours away, with my starter and dropped it off last week with a local shop recommended by VCCA member Steve D.
He did a major overhaul and had it ready in 3 days. Installed it today AND it's working fine.
High torque windings, new original style Delco spring style drive, bushings, brushes, turn armature,insulation, etc, for $195. He replaced the new fangled ratchet style drive that was in there with the above mentioned one. Shop owner says it has better action and meshes more precise.
I know….I know…the electrolock is missing. I have yet to make peace with it. Someday maybe. nanana

Thanks for the help guys.

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