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bridunc Silver Member Brian Duncan
Indianapolis, IN, USA   USA
Is there still a need for the old Lucas Starters out there?

I installed the Hi-torque upgrade and have two old Lucas' weighing heavy in my garage.

If so, I'll post in the buy/sell area. If not, they will make great boat anchors.

Thanks

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mgruber921 Marvin Gruber
Florence, AL, USA   USA
Might be interested.
MRv

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sliproc Kevin Quistberg E
Long Beach, CA, USA   USA
I've got my original starter in the garage too, it works fine but it's never going back on my car. A hi-torque, gear reduction starter is the only way to go, I think they designed it with that big ass Healey six in mind. Now my Healey starts just like a normal car, even on cold mornings it cranks fast and fires early. Unless you've got a concourse restoration I can't see any reason to stay with the original starter.

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robcadle Rob Cadle
Redondo Beach, CA, USA   USA
My high torque starter also comes in at half the weight of the factory one, saving 9 lbs of engine weight. Not huge on its own but it all adds up

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RAC68 Raymond Carbone
NJ, Jersey Shore, USA   USA
Hi All,

Yes, there is a need for the original starter by those who are interested is being concourse qualified. I have an original starter but considered replacing it as a result of its slow engine turnover when cold while using 20W50 engine oil. Since I presently use Mobile 1 15W50 and soon Valvoline 10W40 High Mileage, these lower temperature viscosity oils have allowed my original starter to turnover quite rapidly on startup and made consideration of a replacement, with a new Gear Reduction Starter, an unnecessary expense. As far as excess weight is concerned, yes, a gear reduction starter is lighter and a gear reduction starter replacement would reduce overall engine weight. However, when considering the mass of the engine and transmission, I would not expect a starter replacement would result in a big or effective change to weight and/or Healey performance.

By the way, consider your oil and read Motor Oil Engineering (https://540ratblog.wordpress.com/2013/06/20/motor-oil-wear-test-ranking/).

Your choice,
Ray(64BJ8P1)

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