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05-27-2009, 02:09 AM
Hi gang,

Can anyone tell me the best place to order a replacement starter motor for my 1970 Cooper S?

Thanks very much.


Bruce Bowker
05-27-2009, 06:53 AM
Mini Mania

I have had success on eBay also.

There is a place called Seven Enterprises


05-28-2009, 11:56 AM
Thanks Bruce.

05-28-2009, 04:30 PM
This is my recommendation. (https://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Sale-Classic-Mini-Cooper-Austin-Morris-Modern-Starter_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trkparmsZ72Q3a1205Q7c66 Q3a2Q7c65Q3a12Q7c39Q3a1Q7c240Q3a1318Q7c301Q3a1Q7c2 93Q3a1Q7c294Q3a50QQ_trksidZp3286Q2ec0Q2em14QQhashZ item3a47bc4971QQitemZ250311625073QQptZMotorsQ5fCar Q5fTruckQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories)

05-31-2009, 06:59 AM
If you don't want to spend the money on either the stock or high-torque starter motors and you aren't worried about originality, Google for information on the Isuzu starter swap. By slightly elongating the mounting holes on a certain Isuzu starter you can adapt it to work on the A-series. It's considered a very reliable part.

Before buying any new starter, you started another thread on removing the starter. Have you exhausted the possibility that your existing starter is still serviceable?

06-14-2009, 10:26 PM
Thanks guys.

I ordered a stock replacement starter and it worked just fine.

Interestingly, the British version is slightly different than the Australian version I am replacing. It necessitated my having to re-route the cable, but it wasn't difficult.

I will get the original Australian part rebuilt.

Thanks again -