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Old 07-02-2013, 06:46 PM
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Can i replace my starter with an automtive?

I have a 76 Skier w/ a 351 and need to replace my starter. i have found one at the local auto parts that will works with a standard 351 ford but im not sure if the rotation be correct?
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Old 07-02-2013, 06:49 PM
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Old 07-02-2013, 06:58 PM
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ok for starters rotation; any feedback?
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Old 07-02-2013, 07:03 PM
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Old 07-02-2013, 07:38 PM
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thanks for the reply, i have found a marine starter for my boat on line. do i need to look for anything specific to rotation or can i assume that if is marine the roation will work?
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thanks for the reply, i have found a marine starter for my boat on line. do i need to look for anything specific to rotation or can i assume that if is marine the roation will work?
All depends on your engine rotation, LH is "standard" rotation, RH is "reverse" rotation.
most likely you have a LH rotation, however iirc a few mastercrafts from the '70's were RH, so you need to verify.

Use this site to help you with figuring it out
http://www.arcomarine.com/xhtml/tech...20rotation.pdf
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Old 07-02-2013, 08:13 PM
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Always good to confirm in the older engines. I think MC put in whatever was lying in the scrap yard in the early days
Some early xstars had reverse rotation from what I have been told
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