Bosch Starter Model EED 0.5/6 L44

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Bosch Starter Model EED 0.5/6 L44

#1 Post by Dennis Vogel » Fri May 10, 2019 6:01 pm

Does anyone know the origin of Bosch starter model EED 0.5/6 L44 ?

I pulled one off our 1960 Super 90 engine, car build date May 1960. The date code on the starter is "9Q" which I think translates to Sept 1959. So the date isn't completely out of bounds.

However, looking at the DerWhites Bosch reference I don't see mention of this model starter for a 356. I'm not finding hardly anything on the inter webs either, other than a couple classifieds claiming this model is a Porsche 6v starter. Insight appreciated.

It appears the correct model for our car is actually EED 0.5/6 L 35.
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Re: Bosch Starter Model EED 0.5/6 L44

#2 Post by Tom Keating » Fri May 10, 2019 9:42 pm

That is a VW starter for beetles, Ghia's and transporters around 1959-1960. The 10 digit # is 0 001 201 001 I am guessing on the 10 digit # because the cross reference from EED to newer number is not in the book. The list price in 1963 was $59.75
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Re: Bosch Starter Model EED 0.5/6 L44

#3 Post by Jules Dielen » Sat May 11, 2019 9:06 pm

post a picture, it is easy to tell the difference by the 2 mounting points.
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Re: Bosch Starter Model EED 0.5/6 L44

#4 Post by Dennis Vogel » Sun May 12, 2019 8:16 pm

ImageAs requested, a photo of the starter
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#5 Post by Jules Dielen » Mon May 13, 2019 2:01 pm

and now a pic where you can actually see the mounting points. I believe this pic is courtesy of Al Zim...?

You have to be very careful when installing an early VW starter, as the contacts on the solenoid can easily make contact with the body.
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Re: Bosch Starter Model EED 0.5/6 L44

#6 Post by Dennis Vogel » Fri May 17, 2019 7:37 pm

Here's a better view of the mounting end.
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