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Posts: 82
From: Bedford
Registered: Jan 2000

posted 11-18-2000 07:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jesse   Click Here to Email jesse     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i recently had my starter tested, and well it's gone. it was the original, and my new engine now has around 13:1 compression. so that's probably what killed it. my battery also went bad. anyway, i'm looking for a new starter that can handle my new motor, plus hopefully one under $200, if that's possible. can anyone recommend a good brand name? thanks,

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From: Sonoma,CA,USA
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posted 11-18-2000 11:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

The late model 5.0s use a hi-torque mini starter that might do the job for a reasonable price.


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From: Lyons, ILL, USA
Registered: May 99

posted 11-20-2000 04:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Capri   Click Here to Email Capri     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Its the starter we use. Motorcraft part number SA 769. I think it hav=s been updated though. Ford number might be F8SZ-11002-A ITs light weight, and helps with header clearence =)


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Registered: Nov 2000

posted 11-20-2000 05:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rustang1   Click Here to Email Rustang1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
will that 5.0 starter fit a conventional c-4 small bellhousing?

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From: along the great muddy river in Iowa
Registered: Oct 2000

posted 11-20-2000 05:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus   Click Here to Email kid vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
yes it will, it's the same one I run on my Cleve race motor with a pan fill C4. Haven't broke one yet even with 13-1 compression and a roller.

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From: Lemoore, CA
Registered: Jun 2000

posted 11-20-2000 05:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sigtauenus   Click Here to Email sigtauenus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
does the starter's gear mesh the same with manual flywheels as with automatic's? I'm asking about my 68 302/4spd.

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From: Saco, Maine MCA # 47773
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posted 01-23-2001 06:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The gear will mesh, but the snout is different.

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posted 01-23-2001 08:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The aluminum nose is shorter on the stick starter.

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From: Delta BC Canada
Registered: Dec 99

posted 01-24-2001 04:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for TomP   Click Here to Email TomP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
sig the older stick starter won't interchange, the newer 5.0L stick or auto mini starters are all the same mounting as an older auto trans starter.The nose cone isn't replaceable,and there isn't one that directly fits.

BUT... you can always rebalance a late model flywheel to your engine.

The 460 starter is the same except for a threaded top hole. a 4.0L V6 starter is a mirror image faces left instead of right, i turned one upside down and welded new mounting lugs to adapt one to my 427... starts great!


64 T-Boltish Fairlane 427 HR 4spd 10.05 at 133.7 so far ... arrgh ,so close!!

another 64Fairlane project 428 4spd
53 F350 ramptruck 428 4spd
88 Ranger 5.0 5speed
'bout half of a 67 Mustang FB was a 390 :-(

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