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I bought a high torque starter for my MT mustang, but it wouldn't fit inside of my '65 bellhousing. My AT starter worked fine. Thanks to a fellow VMFer, I learned that I could swap the front pieces of the starters, putting the AT one on the MT one, and this saved me a lot of money.

However, I do not blame anyone else for the stupidity that follows. It is all my fault.

So I undo some bolts and such and I didn't realize that I could just take the front piece off of the starter. Then the spring loaded junk inside the starter came off. It took me a couple of hours and a lot of cussing to get everything back together.

I hope it all works!!

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Evan
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Are you telling me that doing that kind of stuff is "stupid"? Here all this time, I thought I was a mecanik.

Dan
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Evan, Please don't take this the wrong way...but I would get rid of those ramps you're using to elevate the front end as fast as you can. Many people changing starters have been injured and even killed when they have collapsed. Go with HD jack stands. They'll never let you down. BTW, your '67 looks like a jewel.

70 Mach 1 (351C 4V 4-speed) I've been restoring since '96. 95% complete. Also have a '68 HT (289 2-speed) that I restored between '97-98 and is FOR SALE! The VMF has proven to be an invaluable resource for information, humor and excellent advice.
 

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Thanks for the compliment.

Just so you know, that picture was taken a couple of years ago while I was swapping the engine and transmission. When I took the starter out the other day I didn't even raise the front end up at all - which was very dirty, but safe :)

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I agree. I had some old Craftsman jack stands that I had for years. 2 ton units. I jacked up my 560SL and lowered it onto the stands to change the oil, and the side piece snapped. No one was hurt. I now have 12 ton jacks and all four go under the front of the car when I'm working under it.

My son got me into this and I'm having a ball
65 fastback, 289, 3 speed, Holly 1850, Edelbrock intake. SSB front disks in a box, Canadian Mustang "real big kit" suspension in alot of boxes,
Right now lots of boxes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
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