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SWGA Boater
11-23-2012, 12:09 AM
Looking to find a reman starter for my "new" 1977 stars and stripes. Boat has a 351-rh rotation and is equipped with the Escort package. Not sure if that makes a difference??? Any links or part numbers would be helpful.

Also for question sake I see parts for PCM engines and such in Skidim but no Escort parts. Can these be interchanged? New to inboards so that may be a crazy question.

Thanks!

j.mccreight@hotmail.com
11-23-2012, 01:17 AM
RH rotation? I would double check that, iirc it should be LH. As far as the 351w engine itself plenty of parts are interchangeable after all it's just a ford engine with the marinization items added later. Your on the right track with skidim they have a vast knowledge of inboards, although they can be a bit high on some parts.

DemolitionMan
11-23-2012, 02:37 AM
http://www.skidim.com/prodinfo.asp?number=RK122014

SWGA Boater
11-23-2012, 12:00 PM
Yes I don't know why I put rh but meant lh rotation. Thanks for the links. I am working up a Skidim order and will add the starter to my list.

Thanks!

TRBenj
11-26-2012, 01:46 PM
MC did put some RH engines in during the mid-late 70's, so I wouldnt necessarily dismiss the RH possibility based on what this forum thinks. Take a look at your engine/starter/prop and be sure!

RH would be reverse rotation and would require a CCW starter (LH = CW starter). If that is in fact what you need, they can be found new for <$150.

sam196370
11-27-2012, 12:23 PM
I put an Arco starter in my '79 and would recommend it to anyone, a lot smaller but more powerful than original.

1redTA
11-27-2012, 12:24 PM
I am a fan of the Arco I put in my 81 as well

TRBenj
11-27-2012, 03:47 PM
Arco makes both conventional and PMGR (permanent magnet gear reduction) starters. Theyre a brand, not a style.

SWGA Boater
11-28-2012, 08:24 PM
Thanks for the heads up on the Arco starter. That is what I am leaning towards unless I can something similar. There was an older Ford starter in pieces in the boat when I bought it. Been searching the net with the part number on the cap, but haven't been able to come up with anything. May not have been a marine starter in the first place....

TRBenj
11-29-2012, 11:57 AM
First you need to determine which rotation you need... but both conventional and PMGR starters are readily available for both rotations.

SWGA Boater
11-29-2012, 01:30 PM
First you need to determine which rotation you need... but both conventional and PMGR starters are readily available for both rotations.

LH turn. Found an Arco last on the web for 130.00 plus shipping. Seems like a good deal.

TRBenj
11-29-2012, 03:36 PM
If PMGR, thats a reasonable price.

How did you determine whether you had a RH vs. LH engine?

SWGA Boater
11-29-2012, 08:19 PM
Looking at the prop on the boat now I determined it is a LH prop. Would this not be correct for the motor/starter also? New to inboards and do not want to order the wrong part.

TRBenj
11-30-2012, 10:22 AM
Prop rotation and engine rotation will be the same... the LH vs. RH naming convention for marine is not necessarily the same for automotive, so be careful how you specify. If youre confident that the prop on the boat is a LH and was correct, then a starter for a LH engine (CW) will be what you need.

SWGA Boater
11-30-2012, 09:38 PM
TR,

Snapped a pic of the prop on the boat. I am correct with my LH rotation determination??? Want to make 100% sure before I order the starter. Double checked also that it was a PMGR starter.

http://ajphoto.zenfolio.com/img/s2/v59/p1303194500-4.jpg

tph
11-30-2012, 10:21 PM
I purchased this one. Works great!

http://www.marinepartssource.com/newdetails.asp?pnumber=AR70200&mfg=ARCO%20AUTO%20%26%20MARINE&desc=Inboard%20Starter%20Ford%20302%20351&mfgno=70200

thatsmrmastercraft
12-01-2012, 11:07 AM
I purchased this one. Works great!

http://www.marinepartssource.com/newdetails.asp?pnumber=AR70200&mfg=ARCO%20AUTO%20%26%20MARINE&desc=Inboard%20Starter%20Ford%20302%20351&mfgno=70200

Good price and appears to be no shipping charges either.