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MG TD TF 1500 - 53 TD starter replacement
|I'm trying to bring back my TD to as an original condition as possible. The PO has replaced the original Lucas starter with an aftermarket unit that doesn't even have a make on it. It apparently worked when he drove it 18 years ago so that is not the issue. The mission that I am on is to find a starter made during Feb, March, April, May, or June of 1953. Does anyone have a clue as to where I might start on this task?|
My car won't be on the road for at least 6-8 months so I have some amount of time. It appears as though the original service number should be 25022 and the model is M35G.
Just bear in mind when looking for a new unit or looking at the one you now have, not all Lucas starters/Dynamos had their name on! Look for the trademark 'steering wheel' emblem etc - Archives have more info on this aspect.
Also dates, when present, can be varying months before the car build - 6-9 months being quite common. As long as you get the right model, and it's before your car's build date I wouldn't personally worry!
Good luck, John.
|J C Mitchell|
|Try Abindgon Spares, O'Connor Classics, or University Motors. They are often on ebay as well. George|
|Mark - e-mail me at SUfuelpumps@donobi.net. I have a couple of overhauled starters on my shelf. I don't know what the production date is on them, but will look for you. Cheers - Dave|
|Same here. Always keep a couple of spares. Will check dates. Others are correct. A 52 could be original. It was also not unusual to take your motor in for a rebuild and they put a different case back. I always ask that they use the original case.|
May want to stop by your local rebuild shop. An older shop may have cases lying around.
I believe motors up through the 67 MGB had the same case.
|Mark; I do have an extra TD starter dated 1/53 if that would help. Took me a year to find correct one for my car-doesn't start any better or even look prettier; but it was an entertaining hunt. Dan|
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