Mailmans XS2 , the rebuild.......again

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While rare, oil inside the starter happens, found it on survivor, a 79 with 10K miles.
Starter sounded kinda liquidy, more like a wash machine than the usual rock crusher concert.
With a bent up cheap 12mm wrench, removal wasn't Bad....
Gary do you have a pic of the bent wrench? I spent too long today removing the left rear starter bolt. I think I was lucky to get it off with the assortment of tools I had available. Will try to replace those bolts with socket head cap screws and see if a ball end hex key can be used to make it easier to re/re
 

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I thought something was wrong in the universe and seeing that small leak proves it

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Gary do you have a pic of the bent wrench? I spent too long today removing the left rear starter bolt. I think I was lucky to get it off with the assortment of tools I had available. Will try to replace those bolts with socket head cap screws and see if a ball end hex key can be used to make it easier to re/re

It’s just an offset box end wrench, I bought an inexpensive set from Harbor Freight and it makes getting that one starter bolt out easy peasy! ;)
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It’s just an offset box end wrench, I bought an inexpensive set from Harbor Freight and it makes getting that one starter bolt out easy peasy! ;)
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Thanks MM. if that wrench will reach the rear, left motor mount bolt, that’s what I need to get. I have so many diffrent wrenches but dont have deep, offset wrenches. Will soon though. Thanks!

Picture reminds me I need to find that rubber boot for the starter motor wire at the motor.

update: had a look locally for a set of wrenches like this. Snap On had a nice set, but over $450 shipped with tax…. Not going to happen. Harbour freight has the ones you posted as well as their Icon brand. I asked a friend in the US to ship me a set. I think they were $59 plus shipping, exchange and taxes, so landed around $150. Cdn
 
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