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I have a 66 convertible with a 289 and a C4 trans. I need to put a new starter in. I am mechanically inclined, but not experienced at auto mechanics. How difficult is it to get the old one out and put the new one in? How long would it take (with every thing going right or wrong)? Any advice on how to go about it? What problems may I run into? Should I tell swmbo that I'll cut the grass this weekend, or should she?

Thanks alot..... Dave
 

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If the motor is completely stock (i.e. no headers), it's a peice of cake. Here is what you do.

1. Get the car up on some jackstands (ramps may work, too)
2. Disconnect the battery at the battery.
3. Remove the one wire from the starter motor
4. Remove the two bolts holding the starter to the bell housing.
5. Be careful, starters are heavy and when they fall, you hurt.
6. Reverse steps 1-5 for re-installation.

Good luck. you can do it. Starter R & R is a great one to start wrenching on your car!


Steve Leslie, 65 coupe in restoration. 302, toploader, A/C, disc brakes, bench seat

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The starter itself is attached with two bolts. The easiest wat is to first take off the passenger side front wheel. Disconnect the battery, and detatch the cable going to the starter. Take the bottom bolt out of the starter first, (you'll have to crawl under the wheel well to get at it ) otherwise you can risk a good doofus award for dropping the starter on your arm. Keep a hand on the back of the starter while you take out the top bolt and slide it out.

Install is the same only backwards... /forums/images/icons/smile.gif

http://my67heven.tripod.com/emsm.gifI was looking for a restoration of fantasy. I do not want my car to be as it was in 1967. I want it to be as I imagined it in 1967. -John Baird
Got Rust? 1967 A-Code Coupe
 

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Damn guys, Photo finish...

http://my67heven.tripod.com/emsm.gifI was looking for a restoration of fantasy. I do not want my car to be as it was in 1967. I want it to be as I imagined it in 1967. -John Baird
Got Rust? 1967 A-Code Coupe
 
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