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gs-xnr
07-01-2012, 10:45 AM
I've searched high and low but can't find info on mini starters or standard replacements. I've heard some Ford starters will work. Can anyone confirm this for me and what Ford starter I should be looking for.
Thank you once again for your help.
Harvey

Alan
07-01-2012, 11:28 AM
The Ford V6 starter works on the adapters made by several different vendors to bolt GM trannies up to Stude V8's. Every thing else you have to buy a clock-able Mini-starter and make your own adapter plate. Simple with a 1 1/2" thick X 5 1/2" diam. chunk of aluminum. Oh! and of course a lathe and mill.

StudeRich
07-01-2012, 11:10 PM
Hi Harvey is the New Carter R1 Fuel Pump working OK?

The original 4 brush H.D. Avanti Prestolite Starter should be more than enough to spin a 289, get it rebuilt at a Starter, Generator/Alternator (Auto Electric) Shop.

Whatcom Electric and Battery 2021 Toledo St. Bellingham. 360 733 5051

SN-60
07-01-2012, 11:18 PM
To: gs-xnr,----- Before You purchase/rebuild that starter, or pretty much anything else Avanti related, always call Dave Thibeault.........978-897-3158 He's A#1!

StudeRich
07-01-2012, 11:32 PM
And in Mass. Dave is going to help with a 30 Lb. Starter exactly HOW?

gs-xnr
07-02-2012, 12:31 AM
Hi Rich, thanks for the info on a rebuilder. And, yes, everything worked out very well with the guel pump. Thank you! The problem wasn't the size of the pump just my old eyes. I enjoyed our short visit looking at your "flock". Cheers, Harvey



Hi Harvey is the New Carter R1 Fuel Pump working OK?

The original 4 brush H.D. Avanti Prestolite Starter should be more than enough to spin a 289, get it rebuilt at a Starter, Generator/Alternator (Auto Electric) Shop.

Whatcom Electric and Battery 2021 Toledo St. Bellingham. 360 733 5051

jlmccuan
07-02-2012, 12:16 PM
The Ford V6 starter works on the adapters made by several different vendors to bolt GM trannies up to Stude V8's. Every thing else you have to buy a clock-able Mini-starter and make your own adapter plate. Simple with a 1 1/2" thick X 5 1/2" diam. chunk of aluminum. Oh! and of course a lathe and mill.

If anyone has a drawing, I'd like to make at least 1

allstateguy
07-02-2012, 03:22 PM
wasn't Phil Harris doing a ministarter for the V8s? For a while it was on his website, but no further info at that point.

Starlight
07-02-2012, 08:43 PM
wasn't Phil Harris doing a ministarter for the V8s? For a while it was on his website, but no further info at that point.

I think that starter was a Jerry Ikard built unit, Phil used to have a few, but, I think not now.....The last I heard from Phil about those starters he was trying to work something out with Jerry's daughter so he could reproduce them, not sure where that went ......Keep on Studebakering

gs-xnr
07-03-2012, 03:54 PM
Whatcom Electric and Battery 2021 Toledo St. Bellingham. 360 733 5051

Hi Rich
Saw Mike at Whatcom Electric yesterday. Very nice fellow. He is going to rebuild my existing starter and have it ready by Friday. Thank you for the referral.
Harvey

SN-60
07-04-2012, 10:23 AM
To: StudeRich,----- Cross-Country would be no problem, actually, He ships parts to folks all over the World! Take care, SN-60