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Offline RocketScientist

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American Motors starter motor
« on: August 18, 2017, 11:14:55 PM »
I came across an American Motors starter that was on a 1970, 351W with a manual transmission (non Mustang - possibly Bronco?) and was curious about the name. It has the D0AF-11131-D part number on the aluminium top and a number that starts with 2DCXXon the body. From the partial number I suspect that it's a 1972 replacement but I would like to be sure.

I am looking for a starter  to suit a 70 Dearborn B302 so I don't think it's a fit, but still curious about the starters origins.

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Re: American Motors starter motor
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2017, 02:37:06 AM »
I came across an American Motors starter that was on a 1970, 351W with a manual transmission (non Mustang - possibly Bronco?) and was curious about the name. It has the D0AF-11131-D part number on the aluminium top and a number that starts with 2DCXXon the body. From the partial number I suspect that it's a 1972 replacement but I would like to be sure.

I am looking for a starter  to suit a 70 Dearborn B302 so I don't think it's a fit, but still curious about the starters origins.
If it a rebuild it could have any combination of components.The rebuilders are not choosy. The stamped number on the stamped case is the one that is most relevant for a concours correct starter. Ford changed the design of the nose cone in 1970.They are much easier to find compared to earlier.
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Re: American Motors starter motor
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2017, 02:37:28 PM »
It likely would have fit. Have seen this (starter with American Motors stamping on the main case) a number of times. Like the odd master cylinders with the cap held in place with the center single bolt.

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Re: American Motors starter motor
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2017, 09:46:38 AM »
A lot of cross pollination between AMC and the big three,but mainly ford. Intermittent wipers system between 71-73 and maybe other years was exactly the same as the AMC system up to the late 70's. I grew up in an AMC town and plenty of parts cars to draw from that also worked on the mustang
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Re: American Motors starter motor
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2017, 10:43:10 PM »
Thanks, I'm a little slow and didn't make the connection between 'American Motors' and AMC.

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Re: American Motors starter motor
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2017, 01:08:36 PM »
AMC was using a few Autolite parts. Autolite 2100 Carburetors were used on Jeeps too.
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Re: American Motors starter motor
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2017, 03:21:59 PM »
Javelin, AMC Scrambler, AMC Rogue, AMX and other AMC products used Ford air cleaners and ram air parts too.........

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Re: American Motors starter motor
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2017, 04:55:36 PM »
Have you ever heard of "LOF Glass"? The initials stands for "Libby-Owens-Ford". They made windshields and windows for GM, Chrysler as well as Ford. GM made Ford smog pumps. There was a lot of common sources for car related part, probably still is.
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Re: American Motors starter motor
« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2017, 05:03:37 PM »
Have you ever heard of "LOF Glass"? The initials stands for "Libby-Owens-Ford". They made windshields and windows for GM, Chrysler as well as Ford. GM made Ford smog pumps. There was a lot of common sources for car related part, probably still is.
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