The starter on my dad's 8-N Ford with 6-cylinder Funk Conversion has gone out, and the housing broke on it when removing the starter. The housing has broken before because there is an obvious welded bead from a previous break. Anyway, a local starter/alternator business (Texas) thought they could source the housing (from their large supply, or buy elsewhere), and then rebuild the starter. But, they ended up not being able to find a replacement housing for the starter, thus them rebuilding the starter is not an option.
I am aware of the place in Michigan that makes and sells new starters for 8-N Fords with the Funk Conversion. Have any of you had any experience with the place in Michigan? They appear to be the only place that sells a new starter such as this. Any other starter advice would be appreciated.
Somewhat related, next project is to replace the water pump. Any advice on the water pump would be appreciated also.