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Old 12-16-2005, 23:16   #1 (permalink)
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au falcon starter into cleveland?

chasing a new hi torque starter and was told by KEC here in perth they always use new au 6 cylinder starters as they fit straight in and have heaps of grunt and cheaper, just need to grind a bit off the nose. any one done this?
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yep works great! solenoid hangs underneath too, away from extractors
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I use these starters too. They work a treat and are alot cheaper than a larger "hi torque" starter you can buy. They are the same starter from xp to au2 six's. Bosh part no BXF 129. You grind off one complete rib on the lower side of the nose. Flatten out two ribs on the other edge.
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ah good,yes price is alot better than quality hi torque.i had a look at one and i think it had 10 teeth and mine has 9? maybe i was looking at the wrong one?
in an auto by the way. saw the ribs on itso you just flatten them out? nothing too intricate? thanks for the info, and part number,you've hopefully got me back on the road quicker and saved me some bucks.
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With the ribs you grind the lower side of the nose off around one rib giving the flex plate about 10mm more clearance. The other side you grind the two end ribs so they are flush with the rest of the nose. This gives you clearance to the bell housing.
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What's the price on one of the AU starters?
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Something else that AUs are good for beside their twin fans. I reckon the world must be full of Au spare parts that were produced for cars that were never built.
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This mob were doing them for $120 which is good, but may have been an old special. Average retail about $160.

http://waverleyautoparts.com/

My aftermarket Cleveland one looks almost identical for $150-175.
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Re: au falcon starter into cleveland?

trublu,paid $150 new bosch starter at repco store.

got the grinding sorted,nice and easy,will try post some photots if others wish to do same,starts quietly and with heaps of starting torque, have one major problem though, when i pull full lock my steering arm is shorting on the main power lead.luckily found this out before connecting battery. so have got some mods to do.
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trublu,paid $150 new bosch starter at repco store.

got the grinding sorted,nice and easy,will try post some photots if others wish to do same,starts quietly and with heaps of starting torque, have one major problem though, when i pull full lock my steering arm is shorting on the main power lead.luckily found this out before connecting battery. so have got some mods to do.
Please post some pics!!!
Very usefull to many of us here.
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