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'37 John Deere A unstyled coverting to electric start


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Old 09-12-2012, 01:12:59 PM
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Default '37 John Deere A unstyled coverting to electric start

Hello everyone,

My grandfather has a 37 JD model A unstyled and he wants to convert it to electric start. He can no longer start it manually anymore due to his age. Looking for information on how to do this. Any help would be appreciated.
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Default Re: '37 John Deere A unstyled coverting to electric start

They started offering electric start on A's in 1939. This consisted of an electric starter and flywheel (with a starter ring) and cover over the teeth. If you could find a later model flywheel and starter, they could be installed and viola' you have an electric start tractor.

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I have a flywheel and starter bracket that will work for you. Pretty heavy, but I'm here in IL if you'd want to pick them up.
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Default Re: '37 John Deere A unstyled coverting to electric start

Thank you very much for the respone. I'm interested in purchasing the said items from you. How much are you asking for them? Pictures of said parts would be appreciated. Any other leads that you know of for the starter for it? Or do you recommend a certain starter for it?

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Thank you very much for your information Mike.
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Default Re: '37 John Deere A unstyled coverting to electric start

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They started offering electric start on A's in 1939. This consisted of an electric starter and flywheel (with a starter ring) and cover over the teeth. If you could find a later model flywheel and starter, they could be installed and viola' you have an electric start tractor.

Mike M
MY 43 A didn't have electric Start. But grandpa converted it to electric start. Tidbit the 43 A was the fastest A's Built!!!
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