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Fastback68
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posted 09-11-2001 12:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastback68   Click Here to Email Fastback68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I thought I saw a thread about this, but I can't find it. I'm just about to install my Doug Thorley headers on the 302, and I started thinking about a heat shield for the starter motor. Do you think I should put one in, or would I just be making work for myself?
If I DO make a heat shield, would it just be a shaped piece of medium-gauge steel plate bolted to the block?
Thanks!
Simon

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Moneymaker
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posted 09-11-2001 12:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
No need Simon. The headers don't get close enough to the starter to get it hot. I would switch to a late model 5.0 Mustang gear reduction starter if you can as it is smaller and more efficient.

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Fastback68
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posted 09-12-2001 02:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastback68   Click Here to Email Fastback68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks! Good news. What would the right late model 5.0 be? Is that the Fox body ones? I see in the other forum they were made from 1979 to 1993. Would they all have this efficient starter, or do you mean, like, a '90s one?
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mustangs68
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posted 09-12-2001 08:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Simon,
I have used Doug Thorley headers on my 1969 Mach I early 70s) and never had a starter problem..also on my 68 with the 289 and Hookers no problems.

sam

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tbear1
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posted 09-12-2001 08:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tbear1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am interested in a late model starter also. My starter went out and I would like to reduce weight and increase function if possible. I have looked at several catalogs and it looks like the 'name brand' mini starters run about $150 (proform). Does anyone have any cheaper suggestions for a 67 auto 289? Is a stock late model starter as small and light as the Proform or Powermaster parts sold through the mail order outfits?

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Glenn

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JAAZZY
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posted 09-12-2001 09:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JAAZZY     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I can't answer the question about the late model starters but thought I would mention that I have a Tilton mini that I use. It's been on several different motors. I've used it for over 10 years. It's been great. I had a lot of problems with stock starters before this. I don't know much about it but apparently Mallory has one out that is even smaller and lighter than the current mini's. I think they said something like 40% lighter.

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