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Bristol 400 Starter Motor

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Old 29-05-24, 05:12 PM
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Default Bristol 400 Starter Motor

I have had the starter motor original to my 400 rebuilt by a Rotherham firm. This is the long nose Lucas 35G type WG1 as illustrated in the spares manual. The actual motor is now working well but unfortunately while testing under load the castellated top of the worm drive fractured as seen in the attached photo.

To date they have been unable to source a replacement worm.

Does anyone have one of these worm drives or a redundant starter suitable for spares?

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John
Roxby, England
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Old 29-05-24, 10:57 PM
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could check if anything here works
https://www.scparts.co.uk/en/triumph...r=standard&p=2
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Thanks for the reply, much appreciated. I think these are later versions of the Lucas 35G family and have a different drive assembly.
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Are you particularly keen to keep the original type of starter motor? I think there is a relatively readily available modern starter that will fit straight in.
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Hi David C thanks for the reply. Yes, the starter is a significant part of the engine, so I am planning to fit a modern starter for regular use but to have the working Lucas starter available as an original part of the car.

However thanks to invaluable help and advice from Geoff Dowdle in Australia the problem is hopefully solved.

The answer lies in the Vauxhall Wyvern / Velox LUCAS 25014E starter which while having different mountings and end plate shares the same internals with the Bristol starter. Fortuitously one of these Vauxhall starters came up on eBay, I am awaiting delivery to see what state the drive assembly is in.

Failing that Geoff has other options available.
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