[Healeys] Starter differences.

Alan Seigrist healey.nut at gmail.com
Fri Sep 18 02:12:18 MDT 2015

If I recall, I think the later cars has slightly different bushes?

Really just bolt it up, if it turns over then use it.  The ring gears are
all the same.

On Fri, Sep 18, 2015 at 2:29 AM, Brian Drab <bgdrab at eastlink.ca> wrote:

> A quick question for the knowledgeable ones on the list:
> I have a late BJ8. Recently the started began to act a little erratically.
> I have a starter off an older BN6. I took it apart and cleaned it up and
> reassembled it. My plan was to simply install it on my BJ8. I noted that
> the Lucas number on this started was “ 25521D”.  It also  has the number
> M418G under the Lucas number.  As well, it appears to be date stamped as 6
> 58.
> I compared this started with the starter off my BJ8. It appeared identical
> in every respect both internally as well as externally. I then noted the
> Lucas number on the BJ8 starter as 25578B. It also has M418G stamped under
> it. The date stamp is 67.
> My question is what is the difference between the 2 starters. I note that
> Moss sells a starter for #25521D -  BN4 thru BT7 and a second starter for
> #25578B - BJ7 and BJ8.
> Victoria British lists one starter for all series of big Healeys. I then
> went onto several different starter repair company websites and *all*
> list only one starter for both numbers 25521D and 25578B.
> So - what is the difference?
> Brian Drab
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