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 Posted: Nov 12, 2019 04:49PM
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I remember something about that Malsal.  I think the pinion gear tooth count is different for the verto setup which means the Trooper starter probably isn't the right choice.

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Originally Posted by XRayActual
common gear reduction starter but for verto - you'd need modications for pre-verto to make them work
I tried an Isuzu Trooper one on a verto and it would not work i was told it would work on the non verto early set up.

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 Posted: Nov 12, 2019 10:32AM
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Strictly speaking, the Chevy Luv wasn't a Chevy.  It was an Isuzu.

The only "off the shelf" starters I have heard fitting the Mini are those from 1980s Isuzus, specifically from the Trooper-II.  Spridget owners can easily use those as they will just bolt up.  On the Mini, it's not a plug and play.  You have to elongate the mounting holes in the Isuzu starter flange so you can fit the Mini's starter bolts.  (Milling is preferred but you can file the holes into slots).

I bought an Isuzu starter for my Mini and found it would not fit behind the grille.  It turns out there are small Watt (like 1 kW) and large Watt (maybe 1.3 kW) Isuzu starter motors.  I bought the larger one and its solenoid was too large (and clocked wrong) so it would not fit behind the Mini's grille.  

If you have a milling machine there are starters that can be modified to fit.  If machining parts is not an option to you, consider paying the $200 or so that a turnkey gear reduction starter will cost.  It will have a warranty and you should be able to assume the seller has confirmed the fit.

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 Posted: Nov 11, 2019 03:44PM
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Have you ever heard an old Chevy starter? Don't subject the mini to this noise. Haha!

 Posted: Nov 11, 2019 02:03PM
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I thought it was a Chev Luv starter.......

 

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common gear reduction starter but for verto - you'd need modications for pre-verto to make them work

 Posted: Nov 11, 2019 08:17AM
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I'm not aware of a GM Starter that exists  for a Pre Verto Mini assembly.



 
Did you mean a GM / Saturn  Alternator upgrade /swap  ?
 
 That would be more common of an  modification.

//www.adocars.com/elf-ado/alternator/Easy_alternator.htm
 

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Does anyone have the part number for the GM starter that fits a 76 mini?