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What starter is everyone using? I have looked at the small high torque ones but have to make a choice soon.
(11-16-2010, 06:15 PM)Tnfastbk Wrote: What starter is everyone using? I have looked at the small high torque ones but have to make a choice soon.

Im using just a stock replacement from auto-zone. I wouldn't bother with a mini unless you are that concerned with the weight, and I would imagine a regular one would work fine unless you have super high compression.

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Stock replacement here also and I have no trouble with it.


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I am using a stock replacement for my 472 (460 + .060) in the '73 Grandé but am going to a "Robb McRobb" mini for the 545 stroker.

When I was running Clevelands, I used the stock replacements with no problems.


Do the RIGHT thing.
Stock replacements have always done well by me.

In the future I'm going to switch to a PMGR starter from the mid 90's Fords. It's a lot lighter, smaller (header clearance) and the cranking power is supposed to be better. I have a used one from a 93 GT that I may use as a core to get a reman from the local NAPA.

Stock replacement here. We use the mini starters on the racecars.

Jeff T.

Low buck, touring style, '73 Convertible "rolling restoration", 351c, 2v heads with a shave and a haircut, Performer intake, Holley 650(ish), roller rockers, screw in studs, guideplates, stainless valves, Duraspark / Motorsports MSD, T-5 conversion. 1-1/8" front, 3/4" rear swaybars KYB shocks and some home brewed subframe connectors. Future plans; JGC steering box, Cobra brakes and... paint, interior, etc.

When I die I want to die like grandpa, peacefully in my sleep... not screaming, like his passenger.

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stock, I'm actually surprised with the performance of the stock starter.
Found one at a junkyard from a 93 fox body, cranks a lot stronger than the original one especially when I have the timing excessively advanced like it is now.
I would recomend it instead of the original if you are making hi-perf modifications like higher compression, timing etc.

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1972 Mustang Convertible 351C 4V
1966 Ford Galaxie 7 litre-4speed

i use a mini high torque starter on my cleveland and it works great, but unless you have a lot of compression i would use a stock one....... just my opinion, they can be expensive just to have one..
Stock one from NAPA.
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