[Saloon-lovers] Starter motors

I’ve spent more than a few days trying to find a source for
parts for the Lucas CG 49 starter, Im drawing blanks all
round. SNG XK unlimited etc all zero. Anyone got a magic
source, or a pointer for starter motor spares

I would much appreciate any info.

Ive got 3 MK IX’s on the go.

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Houston Texas, United States
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In reply to a message from Capt Bintang sent Sun 15 Aug 2010:

Write me off list–I can help you.–
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I’ve spent more than a few days trying to find a source for
parts for the Lucas CG 49 starter, Im drawing blanks all
round. SNG XK unlimited etc all zero. Anyone got a magic
source, or a pointer for starter motor spares


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Hello George, Er…Not sure as to what you are saying? Im
a bit thick, please expand.

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I may have what you desire!!! But we are not to ‘‘hook-up’’ on
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Hello George, Er…Not sure as to what you are saying? Im
a bit thick, please expand.


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In reply to a message from Capt Bintang sent Sun 15 Aug 2010:

You should give serious consideration to the aftermarket gear
reduction starters that are advertised by the usual vendors, unless
originality is a serious concern.
P.–
Peter J. Smith, 1966 3.8S MOD
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In reply to a message from Capt Bintang sent Sun 15 Aug 2010:

I agree with Peter… go for a modern geared starter.

I use my MK IX as a wedding limo. Here in Austin w/ summer temps
always at 100+, and me running A/C, the stock starter was always a
bit slow when the engine was hot (read: always). I couldn’t afford
to leave a bride and groom stranded, so I decided to spring for a
nice geared starter from www.BritishStarters.com. I’d had previous
good experience with a starter purchased there for a vintage
Ferrari.

I doubt there was anything wrong with the original Lucas (in fact,
if you’re dead set on originally, let me know, I’ll give you a good
price on mine) other than just being a non-geared starter prone to
loading up when it gets hot.

The geared starter is pricey, yes, at around $300+, but it is
guaranteed for life. Initially I had some difficulties getting the
starter drive gear to engage the flywheel consistently, but the
tech guys from the supplier worked with me, sent a replacement unit
pronto, and then later sent a modified front piece when I gave them
the exact dimensions, all at their expense, and without waiting to
receive the first starter back.

I just drove the car both yesterday and today for weddings.
Outside ambient temp: 107 degrees. After a long drive, once the
engine was turned off, the temp gage literally pegged. But,
amazingly, at the next startup shortly after, that little geared
starter whipped that engine to life in about 1/2 second.

I’ll never go back to that Lucas 30 lb boat anchor!–
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Austin Texas, United States
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In reply to a message from Texascarguy sent Sun 29 Aug 2010:

I use one of these geared starters in my MK IX as well.

With that, I have no need for the AED at most temps here,
except maybe below 60 deg F.

Always starts. Have also been watching the ring gear and it
shows no sign of wear after 7K miles of use.

Not bad for under $200.

Alan–
'52 A90 '53 BN1 '59 Mk IX '64 BJ8
Hong Kong, Hongkong
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In reply to a message from Texascarguy sent Sun 29 Aug 2010:

Hello all

Thanks for the technical advice, Looks like I should ditch
the Lucas stuff and go more modern.

Currently in UK
Popping upto British North Yorkshire

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I agree with Peter… go for a modern geared starter.


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In reply to a message from Capt Bintang sent Thu 2 Sep 2010:

I too just recently converted the giant Lucas starter on a 69 E-
type to a gear starter from Dan Mooney.

Absolutely flawless and remarkably quieter than the original. Now,
who can convince me that this new piece will last the 42 years the
original did? ;-))–
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Thanks for the technical advice, Looks like I should ditch
the Lucas stuff and go more modern.


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