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I have a 12hp Model HH120 old tecumseh engine with 12v

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electric start. The 12 v...
I have a 12hp Model HH120 old tecumseh engine with 12v electric start. The 12 v starter went out. I would like to put a 110 a.c. Starter on. What model no. Starter would I use? Would I have to change pinion gear? I have a 10 on my old starter? Thank you for any help!
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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 10 months ago
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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 10 months ago

Do you have the full engine model number? Looking up typical HH120, I came up with an 11 tooth starter.??

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Ok 11 tooth starter.original data plate was unreadable.just need to know if 110 starter can be used? I don't care about numbers I need to find someone with knowledge about tecumseh modifications not cross reference number matching!
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 10 months ago

Yes, there are all types available.

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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 10 months ago
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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
I guess I needed someone whose worked hands on with tecumseh old engines.If there is someone on your site PLEASE have him try my question.Otherwise I wasted $18
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 10 months ago

?? Sorry, I only have a little over 50 years of experience, on all engines including Tecumseh . Let me opt out and see if anyone else can help.

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Technician: JON, Small Engine Technician replied 10 months ago
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if​ the 12v starter is a 10 tooth, and the 110 is 11 tooth, they will need to be changed as they are going to bind up on the flywheel due to tooth numbers and spacing if not the same.

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
I can buy a new 12 v starter and the company states 10 or 11 teeth are compatible! Think I'll just go back to 12 v. Too many people blowing smoke! Should not have retired from engineering, when people could make anything work and got straight answers!
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