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What starter are you guys using ?

Post  whitefield on June 22nd 2018, 5:25 pm

Need a starter that you have personnel experience with in this application.
1974 F100 390 long tube headers c6 transmission factory air , power steering, power disc brakes.

Using Hooker headers bought new for this application.

Stock starter workers but fits firmly against the header tubes and gets heat soaked . Starters are like everything else on a vehicle . They don't last long in extreme heat ! Tired of pulling headers cutting lose exhaust raising engine to replace a starter.

Keeping the headers . Thanks Whitefield
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Re: What starter are you guys using ?

Post  BBFTorino on June 22nd 2018, 6:50 pm

Any of the mini-starters should work. On that note, I have used the Summit brand starters with great results. You can rotate and clock them to gain the clearance you need, and they are not so darn heavy either!!

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Re: What starter are you guys using ?

Post  whitefield on June 22nd 2018, 10:20 pm

BBFTorino wrote:Any of the mini-starters should work. On that note, I have used the Summit brand starters with great results. You can rotate and clock them to gain the clearance you need, and they are not so darn heavy either!!

Tried two starters with adjustable nose and no worky !
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Post  BBFTorino on June 22nd 2018, 10:44 pm

What didn't work??

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Post  whitefield on June 23rd 2018, 7:56 am

BBFTorino wrote:What didn't work??

The starters won't work I should say don't fit . They either hit the block or the header
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Post  BBFTorino on June 23rd 2018, 12:53 pm

Well, I see. Because the starters are offset, it causes a problem. And a stock type is in contact with the header also, which tells me that the header is made wrong, or at least they didn't utilize the available space as efficiently as they should have.

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Post  dfree383 on June 23rd 2018, 3:20 pm

Try wrapping the headers ?
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Post  maverick on June 28th 2018, 7:37 pm

For a problem like that, I’d cut & fix the damn headers....not that big of a deal to cut & splice a primary tube. Then you can run any starter you like, not heat soak it, and swap it without yanking the headers. All problems solved with just a little fab work.
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Post  rbro460 on June 29th 2018, 11:40 am

maverick wrote:For a problem like that, I’d cut & fix the damn headers....not that big of a deal to cut & splice a primary tube. Then you can run any starter you like, not heat soak it, and swap it without yanking the headers.  All problems solved with just a little fab work.

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Re: What starter are you guys using ?

Post  whitefield on June 29th 2018, 10:30 pm

Got a starter that fits and works great. Thanks to all of you guys, but a big thanks to Cody Ladowski for a part number and starter.
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Which starter did you use?

Post  manofmerc on December 6th 2018, 6:12 am

Hey Mr. Whitefield I have the same vehicle (almost 73f250) which starter did Cody recommend? Doug afro

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Re: What starter are you guys using ?

Post  whitefield on December 7th 2018, 12:31 am

manofmerc wrote:Hey Mr. Whitefield I have the same vehicle (almost 73f250) which starter did Cody recommend? Doug afro



https://www.google.com/aclk?sa=l&ai=DChcSEwiSv8qX8YzfAhXHVw0KHWz1AuYYABAqGgJxYg&sig=AOD64_1dbJ7oA-VOC3ePmh6OQn2lO_c8_A&ctype=5&q=&ved=0ahUKEwjyoceX8YzfAhUBneAKHdC5CBAQqCsIsAE&adurl=

This is the one and works great!
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Re: What starter are you guys using ?

Post  Curt on December 8th 2018, 12:11 pm

If you're willing to pay for the best starter on the market, then go and buy a Mezeire. You can clock it in any direction and is outstanding quality.
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thanks

Post  manofmerc on December 8th 2018, 12:16 pm

Thank you sir I will keep that info. for when I decide to get a starter.Thanks Doug

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