The starter has been rebuilt. Was hopeful this was the solution since during warm months it cranked up easy.Might also be the starter... I had a Studebaker lark that would barely turn over. Went through the entire electrical system trying to figure out why the battery didn't have the juice to crank it, new cables, batter, starter solenoid, etc. I finally pulled the starter, and found that it was so fill of dirt, crud, and dried grease that it wouldn't turn. The bushing in the nose of the starter was worn and sticky. Cleaned it out and lubed it up, and it cranked like a new car.
Also, for what it's worth, my Wagon with a 6-226 and 12v system (all new) still cranks very slowly when it has been left out in the cold. I think it's because of the heavier weight oil I have in the engine, which refuses to budge when its near zero.
I watched some video a while back. Guy was taking a starter apart that had been rebuilt. Sounds like lots of things get missed unless you know your way around them. Not saying it wasn’t done right just a comment.The starter has been rebuilt. Was hopeful this was the solution since during warm months it cranked up easy.
I kind-of prefer the original, ground wire from battery to motor mount bolt , braided strap from motor mount to engine. You could run a separate ground directly from the battery to the starter but the braided strap still needs to be properly maintained. It is very easy to over look.A better ground would be to run the -6 volt from the battery right to the starter and use the frame to block ground for the lights ect...Phil
I have two 1946 CJ2A's and I changed them over to 12 volts and replaced the generators with alternators And don't forget the ignition system and gauges, plus all the lights. I also went with a Pertronx high voltage ignition system. The six volt starter will relay spin the engine. It the starter is in good shape you will be all right. Just don't lean on the starter. If your wiring is old or in bad shape you could create a big problem, a fire.Hi have a CJ2A question.
What do you all think about changing to accommodate a 12 volt battery? My jeep is hard to crank in NC winter temps.