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has anyone used a late model high torque starter with the built on solenoid in a cougar with the regular solenoid also? How do you modify the wiring?
 

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I have a McLeod hi-torque starter in mine but I use the original solenoid. My high torque on doesn't have it's own. It works great and I feel worth the extra $$ it cost over a stock one. It really helps with hot starting situations.


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Late model hi-tork starter

I'll probably be using some sort of hi-torque starter on AlphaCat when I get it back together. I was wondering the same thing. I'll have to ask my 'electrical guru'. Those newer starters sure are smaller than the old clunkers. I'm gonna need all the help I can get trying to turn that 11.5:1 engine over!
 

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Hi-Tork starters

I have 2 of them on cars now. I got them off E-Bay.... I know, but I thought I would give then a try. They look great, are brand new, 1/2 the weight , alot smaller. The cost was only $80 to my door. The wiring (included) is simple 2 wires from the starter. Just switch heavy starter to other post on relay, and new one to batt side of relay. They sound a bit funny, but start everytime even after running around the tracks. Vic Yarberry runs one in his Vintage race Cat too!
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I agree with your sound description Cougar Bill. I've had people tell me just after I fire mine up, "That don't sound like no Ford starter to me...!" I'll also add another plus to the smaller size units. They are easier to remove when running headers.


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