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Old 16-05-2017, 09:52 AM
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Starter motor

Whats the best brand reduction Starter to buy and where to get in Melbourne for a Big Block ? Mine suffers from heat soak and is getting slow. Battery is fine
Tilton MSD ??
Sick of the Chinese crap and rebuilds
By the way do Starters normally need shimming ?
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Old 16-05-2017, 12:14 PM
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I've used MSD on my race cars and they worked well. They come with shims in the box as well.
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Old 16-05-2017, 02:53 PM
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Happy with my CVR starter. Comes with shims.
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Old 16-05-2017, 05:48 PM
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Must be that time of year, I just ordered a replacement Summit Racing brand Mini Starter for my 440 Mopar that just died, I think its China made, like every thing these days.
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Old 16-05-2017, 06:43 PM
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You won't find a Tilton here in Australia and if you do, expect to pay drug-money for it.
I recently bought an MSD after my 20 year old Hitachi died, and this thing cranks like 10 men.
I guess it should too because it has twice the HP rating of the old one..

Pete, call Speed Pro in Dandenong.
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Old 16-05-2017, 08:11 PM
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Agree with Steve about the MSD [ I presume it is the Dyna Force starter ].

They are rated at 3.4hp. It is the HP rating you should use as a guide, not the useless tq #s that some brands used. Some starters only produce 1.2 hp, so it is preeeeeeeeeeeeetty obvious why the MSD with nearly 3 times the power will spin ANYTHING.

A mate bought the MSD & it looks identical to the $120 Chinese starter I bought. Even had the same MSD instruction sheet, with MSD blanked out!!
Probably both made in the same Chinese factory, except one goes into a MSD box & the price tripled.....
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Old 16-05-2017, 09:03 PM
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I've never had a problem with CVR(speak to Guffer he might have one to sell?),
though I have gone with a Tilton for my current build due to fitment issues(Tilton are tiny).

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Old 16-05-2017, 09:04 PM
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Yeah Geoff, the 3.4hp.. Turns out my old Hitachi that I bought in about '96 was probably 1.2hp like you say. Still, it did very well cranking a 454 with 12:1 for many years. I replaced the clutch drive in it and it went on for many more years, but when the motor died, it was cost prohibitive to repair.

The MSD does say made in USA.. I was surprised.
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Old 16-05-2017, 09:08 PM
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Pete, if you get stuck I have a friend who rebuilds and builds starters from scratch.
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I wanted a Tilton Jim, but wasn't prepared (couldn't) wait the weeks for delivery. It was the middle of summer.
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I wanted a Tilton Jim, but wasn't prepared (couldn't) wait the weeks for delivery. It was the middle of summer.
Summit+DHL=3-4 days
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I don't recall exactly.



I needed it to be small enough and clockable to clear pipes and a pan kick-out.


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You may be surprised how reasonable DHL is
Its basically the only freight method i use from Summit now

Pete i have been using the MSD guy on mine for 4 or 5 years now
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You may be surprised how reasonable DHL is
Its basically the only freight method i use from Summit now

Pete i have been using the MSD guy on mine for 4 or 5 years now
Read post #7 poof
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