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Re: Starter

Subject: Re: Starter
From: Susan and John Roper <>
Date: Wed, 19 May 1999 16:43:31 -0500
Bill, be kind enough to tell us which starter, flywheel and backing plate you
used.  John wrote:

> <<When I went to pick up the flywheel, the shop had a 4-synchro
> OD tranny sitting on the floor, so I took that instead (plus a different
> flywheel, backplate and starter). Haven't had any problems since with the
> late model starter. >>
> The pre-engaged later starter is better, and I believe has a higher torque
> than the old style used on the on synch gear box, and you won't be gradually
> grinding teeth of the ring gear (a pain in a race engine where you have spent
> good money getting a zero balance and immediately start to unbalance it when
> you run it).
> As I much prefer the early non synch close ratio gear box for racing, in my
> A, I craftily grafted a later pre-engaged starter to that, to get the best of
> both worlds. If you have an A, though, be warned that the later B starter
> won't do it - the solenoid fouls the frame.
> Bill S.

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