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PostPost by: mikealdren » Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:16 am

I've been searching on here for details of a suitable starter motor for my Black top Zetec (Std 2.0l clutch and MT75) but all the threads are rather old. The Scorpio motor is suggested but that's and old Lucas design and I would like something more modern (pre-engaged & geared) and powerful.

Any suggestions please.
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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:27 am

I have a Wosp starter motor on my Duratec, the Zetec has a standard Ford Sierra item which will get changed to Wosp if it fails.

http://www.wosperformance.co.uk/product ... lications/ they list Zetec with MT75, best to check with them for your gearbox and ring gear ( cable or hydraulic clutch?) as there are differences.
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PostPost by: mikealdren » Sun Sep 20, 2020 10:02 am

Many thanks, I knew there had t be a good alternative
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PostPost by: gav » Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:06 pm

A further alternative is a Brise concentric starter which I am running. It is round without appendages and for me, avoids the space frame chassis diagonal.
Not cheap but very good for me.
Hope this helps.
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:11 pm

I'll second Gavins post...

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PostPost by: TBG » Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:58 pm

£582 each!! :shock: :shock: I would rather have a starting handle!! :D
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:31 pm

Sell a couple of your wheel trims and get a proper starter motor...

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PostPost by: gav » Mon Sep 21, 2020 5:04 pm

Blimey - they've gone up a bit
I think mine was around £180 but that was some years ago now
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PostPost by: TBG » Mon Sep 21, 2020 5:08 pm

I've got one from Burton...................... :D
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PostPost by: c42 » Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:36 pm

Not sure how different blacktop and silvertop zetecs are but my silvertop with standard flywheel and MT75 box has a Sierra DOHC starter.
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PostPost by: mikealdren » Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:19 pm

Hi John,
I looked at Sierra DOCH starters but I think they are the traditional Lucas design (LRS707) with a Bendix drive rather than pre-engaged starters and they're certainly not as efficient as the modern, geared starters.
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PostPost by: oldchieft » Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:26 pm

In the UK Powerlite look good value

https://www.powerlite-units.com/high-to ... otors.html

I have a reduction geared starter on a 1840cc long stroke x-flow that just stalled the standard starter.

works well for me I also have a 50A alternator from them that I will fit soon

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PostPost by: 2cams70 » Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:00 pm

TBG wrote:£582 each!! I would rather have a starting handle!!


Agreed. Total waste of Moola. It just turns your engine over. It doesn't make your car go faster. If you need a 10,000RPM starter to fire your engine something else is seriously wrong. That OEM "Lucas" starter looks in fact like a Bosch pre-engaged design. A bit heavy maybe but perfectly reliable (it's OEM designed from the ground up for an everyday grocery getter engine started hundreds of thousands of times during it's lifetime after all). In fact it's probably more reliable than all the aftermarket stuff.
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