Tim Suddard
Tim Suddard Publisher
11/10/14 1:28 p.m.

With the engine of our Tornado Typhoon back together it was time to look over the ancillaries like the water pump, starter and generator.

Our water pump felt a bit marginal, and did not turn smoothly. We decided to send it to Kip Motor Company, as they specialize in English Fords and rebuild these water pumps on a regular basis.

Our generator was internally identical to a Triumph TR3 unit, so we rebuilt the bushings and windings with 12-volt TR3 parts.

Our starter was in good condition and just needed to be cleaned and reassembled. A six-volt starter will last indefinitely on a 12-volt car, as you are not running it very long, assuming the engine is well tuned. A bonus here is that the starter turns much faster when you double the amount of voltage it was designed for.

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