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GüteAndTite
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 12:53 pm    Post subject: Where to find starter brushes to freshen up 6V starter? Reply with quote

I finished cleaning up my 57 dated bosch starter,the early square solenoid screw terminal variety. I dissasembled it, cleaned all the pieces, gave the housing a sandblast and paint, and lubed bearings and trans bushing, and turned the commutator on a lathe, then reassembled it. Its turning over fine, but i noticed the brushes are looking a little short, they are within their little holders and I want to replace them before they leave me stranded.

anyone know where I can buy these?

Ive heard I need actual bosch as the brushes come in different hardnesses, and to soft they will turn to dust, to hard and it files grooves in the commutator. Anyhow, Im having absolutely no luck finding these. Ive tried wolfsburg west (no source for them), airheadparts (dont carry them) and vintage parts inc (dont carry them). dont know where to look next?!?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i measured them and they are 7mm thick, by 16mm wide, and are worn down to 15mm tall (should be much longer new) these are wider and thicker then a generator brush and have more of a copper carbon allow look (shiny copper polished where it meets the commutator), whereas a generator brush is carbon colored even where it wears away at the commutator
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the starter brush thread from last month http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=430285
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