Any recommendations for mini starters on eBay?

Discussion in 'Electrical and Ignition' started by Scamp Rohnda, Aug 8, 2018.

  1. Scamp Rohnda

    Scamp Rohnda Member

    Messages:
    23
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2017
    Location:
    Blaine MN
    Local Time:
    5:13 PM
    Prices range from $39 on up. Supposedly for new ones. Also one of the ads says it won't fit my 72 scamp. Another part of the same ad says it will fit 318, 340s etc. I would like to get the right one the first time. Any info on your experiences would be appreciated. Thanks
     
  2. toolmanmike

    toolmanmike FABO Staff Staff Member FABO Gold Member

    Messages:
    30,894
    Likes Received:
    12908
    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2006
    Location:
    Iowa
    View My Photos
    Local Time:
    5:13 PM
    Local parts store. Get one for a 96 Dakota V6
     
    • Agree Agree x 5
    • Thanks! Thanks! x 1
    • Scamp Rohnda

      Scamp Rohnda Member

      Messages:
      23
      Likes Received:
      2
      Joined:
      Jan 18, 2017
      Location:
      Blaine MN
      Local Time:
      5:13 PM
      Are they pretty much all the same then. Do I have to modify the terminals .I am running patriot headers on a 318. Thanks
       
    • brian6pac

      brian6pac Well-Known Member

      Messages:
      2,828
      Likes Received:
      1376
      Joined:
      Nov 15, 2016
      Location:
      N.E.Ohio
      Local Time:
      6:13 PM
      They actually hit the header on my E body, Hooker 1 7/8" primary super comp headers and the stock starter did not.
       
    • Scamp Rohnda

      Scamp Rohnda Member

      Messages:
      23
      Likes Received:
      2
      Joined:
      Jan 18, 2017
      Location:
      Blaine MN
      Local Time:
      5:13 PM
      20180516_194737.jpg
      Ok I hope I don't run onto that . I don't know if I can get the full size starter back in there .I hope don't have to take out the tie rod again.
       
    • pishta

      pishta I know I'm right....

      Messages:
      12,937
      Likes Received:
      2817
      Joined:
      Oct 13, 2004
      Location:
      Tustin, CA
      View My Photos
      Local Time:
      3:13 PM
      there are 3 styles, 1 and 2 are the same but physically longer than the other in the stator, like 2 inches but both bolt up. the 3rd has the lugs on the opposite side via an extended plastic teminal. all will bolt up, the longer one has a little more power, I think the small one (black) is 1.1Kw and the longer one (red) was 1.3Kw?
      mopar-chrysler-mini-starter17573-reman-hi-torque-denso.jpg images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQ19-VySfFPIgFvo0TkaZ5u39_myNqBGkT10j9zcH_dvGrCQdWC6A.jpg starter-for-mini-mopar-dodge-plymouth-318-360-400-chrysler-cordoba-79-75-5-9l.jpg
       
      Last edited: Aug 9, 2018
      • Thanks! Thanks! x 1
      • Agree Agree x 1
      • Scamp Rohnda

        Scamp Rohnda Member

        Messages:
        23
        Likes Received:
        2
        Joined:
        Jan 18, 2017
        Location:
        Blaine MN
        Local Time:
        5:13 PM
        Thanks much, that's something I haven't heard before
         
      • brian6pac

        brian6pac Well-Known Member

        Messages:
        2,828
        Likes Received:
        1376
        Joined:
        Nov 15, 2016
        Location:
        N.E.Ohio
        Local Time:
        6:13 PM
        It's the solenoid that hit the header, if they turned it 75* it would be perfect but no body does that.
         
      • brian6pac

        brian6pac Well-Known Member

        Messages:
        2,828
        Likes Received:
        1376
        Joined:
        Nov 15, 2016
        Location:
        N.E.Ohio
        Local Time:
        6:13 PM
        They don't make the 1 7/8 " super comp any more so it will probably fit.
         
      • Scamp Rohnda

        Scamp Rohnda Member

        Messages:
        23
        Likes Received:
        2
        Joined:
        Jan 18, 2017
        Location:
        Blaine MN
        Local Time:
        5:13 PM
        Ok thanks .I'll figure something out tomorrow. Great pics
         
      • KnuckleDuster

        KnuckleDuster Well-Known Member

        Messages:
        1,532
        Likes Received:
        555
        Joined:
        Nov 9, 2005
        Location:
        Texas
        Local Time:
        6:13 PM
        I pulled one out of a junkyard. If nothing else pull a heat shield off for your new one. Those headers will be close to your starter. It will all fit, but you have to figure out how to maneuver it into place.
         
        Last edited: Aug 9, 2018
      • 67Dart273

        67Dart273 Well-Known Member

        Messages:
        37,538
        Likes Received:
        5238
        Joined:
        Oct 14, 2010
        Location:
        Idaho
        View My Photos
        Local Time:
        3:13 PM
        The bottom photo Phista posted.........that stud bracket unmounts, leaving the other two studs shown in the photo which might change some clearance problems. Also so far as I know the only difference in the newer 98--2000--01? etc are that they went to a "push on" flag terminal for the solenoid.
         
      • Keystone

        Keystone FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

        Messages:
        68
        Likes Received:
        65
        Joined:
        Dec 16, 2016
        Location:
        Central PA
        View My Photos
        Local Time:
        6:13 PM
        I recall SlantSixDan recommending an good OEM starter from the junkyard over the Chinese part store variety. Look at post #3 here:

        Mini Starters on a Slant Six

        It was posted in the Slant 6 sub-forum, but I believe the same starter will work V8s too. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong.
         
      • 89on35s

        89on35s Inferno Red Duster FABO Gold Member

        Messages:
        1,094
        Likes Received:
        596
        Joined:
        May 11, 2006
        Location:
        Martensville Sask. Can.
        View My Photos
        Local Time:
        4:13 PM
        I have Patriot headers on my Duster with a mini starter from an 89 full size truck (I'm sure they are all the same). The headers are no problem, but I did remove the wiring adapter (short bus bars) and attach wires directly to studs on starter. Just insulate them so they don't short across. Mine has been on there for a couple years with no trouble. A mini starter is one of the best upgrades you can do from a "Bang for your Buck" point of view.

        Cley
         
      • Scamp Rohnda

        Scamp Rohnda Member

        Messages:
        23
        Likes Received:
        2
        Joined:
        Jan 18, 2017
        Location:
        Blaine MN
        Local Time:
        5:13 PM
        You guys are great. I'm going to try the 96 Dakota one for a v6 and see what happens .Mini starter on slant 6 was a very good thread. Thanks again
         
      • jazak5

        jazak5 Well-Known Member

        Messages:
        431
        Likes Received:
        105
        Joined:
        Aug 6, 2015
        Location:
        NY
        View My Photos
        Local Time:
        6:13 PM
        Last edited: Aug 10, 2018
      • Scamp Rohnda

        Scamp Rohnda Member

        Messages:
        23
        Likes Received:
        2
        Joined:
        Jan 18, 2017
        Location:
        Blaine MN
        Local Time:
        5:13 PM
      • phaelax

        phaelax Well-Known Member

        Messages:
        290
        Likes Received:
        64
        Joined:
        Sep 3, 2014
        Location:
        Ohio
        View My Photos
        Local Time:
        6:13 PM
        I think I got mine from DB Electrical and it fits my A-body with a 440. Mine's manual steering if that matters, I don't if power steering would get in the way or not.
         
      • Scamp Rohnda

        Scamp Rohnda Member

        Messages:
        23
        Likes Received:
        2
        Joined:
        Jan 18, 2017
        Location:
        Blaine MN
        Local Time:
        5:13 PM
        Well I actually put the original starter back in after I tested it to make sure it was ok. Once I lifted the engine a couple of inches and the headers were loose and I got the right angle on it all went well. It was a little bit of work getting it wired up. If I do have to change it out I'll definitely be using a mini starter. I've heard some good things about DB Electrical.
        Thanks
         
      • famous bob

        famous bob mopar misfit

        Messages:
        10,286
        Likes Received:
        2359
        Joined:
        Aug 14, 2011
        Location:
        okla
        Local Time:
        5:13 PM
        d-b is who I had build mine too, so far so good !
         
      • Johnny Dart

        Johnny Dart Well-Known Member

        Messages:
        7,113
        Likes Received:
        1014
        Joined:
        Nov 30, 2006
        Location:
        So Cal
        Local Time:
        3:13 PM
        Unless you are a purist, shake that boat anchor, and install a mini.
        Better starts, and less weight.
        Hit the junk yards. The mini starter literally is on 50 different Chrysler cars.
        Or hit the parts store and get one.