[Healeys] Replacing the starter with a gear reduction starter

Michael Oritt michael.oritt at gmail.com
Thu Dec 10 17:31:45 MST 2020


As said you can install the starter from under the car.  Though the adapter
plates and motor units are indexable to fit most all applications usually
there is only one position that will fit on each car so you will
probably have to play with things a bit before you find the correct  set-up.

Best--Michael Oritt

On Thu, Dec 10, 2020 at 2:56 PM Bob Begani <rfbegani at gmail.com> wrote:

> You may remember I mentioned my BJ8 would not start after a run because of
> overheating.  the engine did turn over with a wrench, and 50 amp on the
> starter made it only moan.  So I will replace the starter.  Many of you
> have recommended a gear reduction starter which is available from Moss and
> others.  What source do you recomend.?  Also, I see it shows an additional
> bulge which must be the gears.  Will it fit into my BJ8 engine compartment
> without having to remove the engine?  As it is I will have to take out the
> tunnel to get to the starter bolts.
> Another item I should have replaced when I rebuilt the engine was the oil
> pump.  When the engine is hot the oil pressure drops to less that 20 psi at
> idle.  This engine was rebuilt with only 20 over and is using the same cam
> etc.  what  oil pump should i install and is the Moss pump a reasonable
> replacement?
> Regards,
> Bob Begani
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