Vintage Mustang Forums banner

1 - 13 of 13 Posts

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
374 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Soooo....
Before I turn in the starter as a core and get $40 back...

It is worn but works (cranks slow).

Is this a valuable component for a GT500 or other S-code car?

Thanks!
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
3,809 Posts
I would ALWAYS keep a good original and have it rebuilt over tossing it in a core bin. I have my original starter, alternator, my water pump, even my carburetor (though it is shelved for a 4100 4V).
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
374 Posts
Discussion Starter #4
Ok, thanks for the replies.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
35,368 Posts
There may not be anything wrong that a disassembly, good cleaning, new bearing & bushing, and a set of brushes wouldn't fix. On the other hand..... it's the same starter used on FE's and, by the way, 200 sixes in a bunch of other Fords and Mercs so.....
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
9,016 Posts
I would hang onto it... since its an original 1967 date coded starter... You can always rebuild it or just reuse the outer casing using the guts of another starter...
 
  • Like
Reactions: myfirstcar66

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,639 Posts
I kept my starter for my 67 S code, but had to buy a high torque starter for it This engine is known to be hard to start when engine is hot on a hot day. I did however have my orig alternator rebuilt my local shop. They automatically upgrade internals to a 120 amps.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
374 Posts
Discussion Starter #8
So, consensus is: Not worth a whole lot because not unique to the '67 big block. Worth perhaps fixing or keeping but not by much...

meh. $40 at autozone is still $40...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
390 Posts
I wouldn't be so quick on the auto zone starter. Sure it's rebuilt but may be crap inside. Ask me how I know. Honestly, I would get a reputable repair kit and do it yourself. It's not that hard and you will be happier in the long run!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
9,016 Posts
Yeah, I'd keep it as well...Have fun trying to find one if you ever go looking for one.. ('67 Date coded that is)... if you ever go Concours...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,019 Posts
Lots of guys out there, myself included, who'd gladly pay more than the core charge for a worn out 67 FE starter.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
374 Posts
Discussion Starter #13
That is what I thought!
 
1 - 13 of 13 Posts
Top