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Post by Stupopt1 » Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:21 am

Hi
I need a new starter motor and was wondering if any of the Essex starter motors will fit, I have the 4 speed 2 rod box with overdrive.
I'd like to go for a newer style starter, but wondered if the bolt pattern was different on say the ford fit engines ?

Any info will be much appreciated

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Post by peter freeman » Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:36 am

I just fitted one of these to our Coupe https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RELIANT-SCIM ... 2749.l2649
the only problem I had was I had to fit longer bolts as the originals were a bit short - could be that they were too short originally.



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Post by scimjim » Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:41 am

I think the only types are remote solenoid or pre-engaged (early & late) - all other applications are the same.


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Post by Stupopt1 » Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:50 am

excellent thanks for the replies

Peter, was that starter motor good , does the high torque make any difference, it sounds good for the price


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Post by Coupe Racing » Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:03 am

I fitted a powerlite starter which is very compact and adjustable to make it easier getting to the bolts
Turns the engine over a treat


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Post by peter freeman » Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:08 am

Never had any problem with my old starter speed - it just did not work in the cold weather. Bought the new one as it is smaller its a lot easier to fit - spins the engine very well but hard to tell if the higher torque makes a difference.



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Post by philhoward » Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:42 am

Looking at this, the one Peter has is an improved version of the original (direct drive) - the Powerlite unit is a different beast altogether using reduction gear technology as used on more recent vehicles (although the 1800Ti uses this as well, so it's not all that "new"). Seems the Powerlite one excels on high compression engines based on reports?


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Post by efi_sprintgte » Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:30 pm

Used the reduction gear type on BB, CR is high as Phil says. Cranking was substantionally improved compared to a new standard starter motor.



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