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    mk1 twincam starter motor advise please

    hi could any one tell me what side the starter is on a mk1 twincam,with RS alloy bell housing,and would it be a 2 bolt or a 3 bolt,ive googled it but cant see any pictures anywhere,many thanks

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    Re: mk1 twincam starter motor advise please

    That's a confusing post as a mk1 twincam didn't have an RS bellhousing, it had an Anglia 105e bellhousing.

    If you're using all sorts of different parts to a standard twincam then which starter motor you require would depend on flywheel and ring gear type.

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    Re: mk1 twincam starter motor advise please

    Starter motor would depend on flywheel ring gear type.
    Original Mk1 Twincam used an inertia starter with 2 bolt fixing on a 105e bellhousing (with 2000e gearbox).
    But, RS bellhousings (ie those that fit either Type E or Type 9 gearboxes) used a pre-engaged starter and ring gear as far as I'm aware - all of the pre-engaged starters i've seen are 3 bolt.

    Is the bellhousing a proper RS one for type E/9, or an alloy version of a 105e one?

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    Re: mk1 twincam starter motor advise please

    thanks for your input,so what side would the starter be fitted under the carbs or the exhaust manifold using the original 105e bellhousing,thanks again

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    Re: mk1 twincam starter motor advise please

    Starter is fitted on drivers side with Anglia bellhousing ie under the carbs.

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    Re: mk1 twincam starter motor advise please

    https://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=e...uact=5#imgrc=_

    Rather a long link I know, but it seems to work. Few pics of bellhousings there.

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    Re: mk1 twincam starter motor advise please

    theres some nice cars on that link i got bit carried away lol

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    Re: mk1 twincam starter motor advise please

    Quote Originally Posted by rick deregus View Post
    thanks for your input,so what side would the starter be fitted under the carbs or the exhaust manifold using the original 105e bellhousing,thanks again
    If it helps i use a mk1 capri bellhousing on my anglia this allows me to fit the starter on the opposite side under the exhaust avoiding my steering rack. It is originally a cable clutch but i use a central hydraulic one. I did have to machine it down to the same height as the 105e one but there was plenty of material on it. This is all on a twin cam with standard but lightened flywheel.

    i did look at rs bellhousing and that is really a none starter (sorry no pun intended).

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    Re: mk1 twincam starter motor advise please

    You need to know how many teeth on the flywheel then I used a wasp motor just using 2 of the 3 available bolt holes,get it wrong and it will chew your flywheel up pronto.
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