Check with the Site Sponsors, the Teccy engines used the same starter in most situations foe the 10 & 12's at least.
You should be able to track one down that came out of a Sears Roper, or a MF...
If not, you may be able to have that shaft rewelded and ground smooth again? IDK
If you go searching on ebay (or anywhere, for that matter) you will want to count the # of teeth as I think there were at least 2 different sizes.
I never seen a starter break like that before. I searched Tecumseh starters on ebay & they are a lot of them....not too bad. Most are around $60. & some less too. Hope you find one.
I was thinking more around $100 + ship so that is considerably better.
I'd buy a old one that needed rebuilt before I bought one off the new ones, pretty cheesy until you spend over 75.00
Yeah I suppose cheaper means cheap.
When I worked at the Rock Quarry, we had a few starts go bad after getting them rebuilt. They would work fine the first time, but then nothing. I would take the starter off, and the drive was out just a little bit, I would tap it back, it would fine one time and the drive would be stuck again. Turns out the shaft in the armature was twisting. We had several of these do this, they all came from the same rebuilder.
I think this may be the original starter on this tractor, so it is just more like 38 years why it probably broke!
Park it at the top of a hill!!
LOL! Here's a pic of the biggest hill in my yard! I call it "Little Round Top".
I've had good luck with these. Good people to deal with too.
I will sure check with them if needed, Will!
I have a tecumseh starter in my building that I will let go for shipping. It's a brand new starter but I believe I got it to hot one time when trying to get the motor started. I scraped the motor and kept the starter(?).
If interested I can send you some pictures and if really interested give me a zip code and I'll see what shipping will cost.
I did hook a jumper box to it and it did spin.
SearsYellow, that is too generous of an offer but I will certainly take you up on it! This is greatly appreciated! It appears to be the same starter. My zip code is 57703.
Thanks again everyone! What a great site!
First pic is "Little Round Top"
Then my starter.