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By Chris S 4976 Date 2017-04-14 00:30
I have a 1915, swing axle and cannot figure out why the starter is not meshing properly have had this problem since I bought it, rebuilt the engine with 8 dowel crank and chromoly flywheel 200mm, I have built many vws and have never run into this, any help would be greatly appreciated.
By Jeffrey P 655 Date 2017-04-14 17:43 Edited 2017-04-15 02:35
Do you have a 6 volt starter on it? If so the gears don't match the 200mm flywheel

Or you could have a bushing issue

I would swap what you have out for a 12v starter from an auto-stick. It has more torque, it is self supported and is available with a lifetime warranty from many of the larger auto supply places. (Autozone, Advanced Auto, etc)
By Michael T 1299 Date 2017-04-14 22:03
The advice to use the automatic stick shift starter is the best yet most disregarded advice on any VW forum. Take Jeff's advice.

Mike T
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