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What starter are you using? I need to find one that will fit. I was using an older model Powermaster that finally took a dump after spinning my 13:1 383W for almost 5 yrs.

It is no longer made by them. It looks identical to this one:
http://www.mean-green.com/products/starter.html

I have tried a CVR starter. Won't fit. Header tube hits it. The new model Powermaster starters appear to be identical to CVR.
CVR:
http://www.cvrproducts.com/main.html

So, those of you with Hooker 6208's (351W in 65-70 Mustang) what do you use?

Thanks,

David Cole
 

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how would i tel what hookers i have? where is an inscription? havent seen any, just a tag saying hooker, the super comp around that...?!
 

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On mine there is a number stamped on the flange, but they have to be off the car to see it.

The Super Comp 6208's are engine swap headers designed to let you easily put a 351W in an early Mustang. They are 1 3/4" tubes and each side is 2 piece. One tube goes in from the top and the others go in from the bottom.

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hey Dave, when I was working on my granada getting the headers and engine in I took the stk. starter out of my parts car to a starter reman shop I deal with at work. I told the guy I wanted a starter to be smaller in size than the one I brought him and it turns out he had one sitting on the shelf. My reman starter is 1/4" smaller in diameter than the original starter out of the parts car. It's on the car now and works perfect, lots of room and my 6208 header tubes don't come near it at all.

Try taking your starter to a reman shop near you, they could either rebuild it or hook you up with one that's smaller in size. Hope I can return the favor.
 

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dave, i just sent you an email, then looked at this post and the cvr looks just like the XS torque, where did the header tube contact that style starter.? i take it that all the 18 adjustments didnt make a bit of difference, do tell.
 

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The starter I was using was an older model Powermaster that is no longer made. It was a Powermaster motor on an IMI gearbox and nosepiece. Found that out a while back when I needed a new pinion gear for it. Powermaster no longer stocked them, told me where they got them from: IMI.

IMI site:
http://www.webworldinc.com/hitorque/automotive.htm

It looked identical to this one:
http://www.mean-green.com/
I think Mean Green does like Powermaster did and adds their motor to the IMI gearbox/nose

I tried a CVR from Jegs. Wouldn't fit. It appears to be identical to the new model Powermaster starters.
Take a look at this pic:
http://www.powermastermotorsports.com/Racing/200_ft_-lb__Starters/200_ft_-lb__starters.html
Notice how the long bolts that attach the motor to the gearbox run on the *outside* of the motor and attach to a threaded boss. The boss is what hits the header tube. Compare to the Mean Green starter above. The bolts on the MG starter run on the *inside* of the motor housing. No boss on the outside to interfere with headers. The CVR unit that I tried had 9 different (18 holes= 9 positions) possible positions. Two were close, but it still wouldn't go.

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Update:
Took the old Powermaster starter to the local alt/starter shop today. It's got a bad solenoid coil. The solenoid on these is built in, but the coil can be replaced. Not that big of a deal. Will cost $25 parts, $20 labor.

He is also going to rebuild a stock type Ford starter for me. The older large magnetic type, that I will keep as a spare in case I need it at the track like I did this weekend.

Later,

David Cole
 
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