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1968 starter won't fit on my 302 with aftermarket headers, HELP.
1968 mustang coupe, 289 auto.
My original starter stopped working.
It had the large wire attached to a brass tab coming out the end of the starter motor.

Iv'e been to three auto parts stores, and all the replacement starters have a brass bolt on the SIDE of the starter motor to attach the large wire.
The brass bolt hits my headers.
Who knows a better replacement starter?
http://www.mustangsunlimited.com/itemdy01.asp?T1=3131+01&Category=Electrical&subCategory=Starters&CatKey=EMUSTANG
 

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Good luck! It would fit with stock headers right?
With new or rebuilt components the need is that it fits the stock set up. Many people
here use aftermarket headers so some have probably run into the same problem!
 

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The starter with the tab that goes out the end is for a later model engine, try looking one up for a Granada or something that was built in the mid to late 70's with a 302. I used to work in a parts store a long time ago, but I don't remember the exact applications.
 

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gregb,

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If your headers are that tight to the starter you might want to put some kind of heat sheild or high temp wrap on the starter to keep the heat from frying it again.
 
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