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Discuss the Austin Healey Sprite and the MG Midget. Two different but similar cars sometimes referred to collectively as the Spridget.

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    Spridget Starter

    I have a new Moss starter on a rebuilt 1275 . It works but is noisy and sometimes misses the ring gear. I'm told that there are no shims with this application, just bolt it on and it should work but I wonder. Anyone else had this issue.

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    Re: Spridget Starter

    Is your ring gear in good shape? Should have no problems. I've had very good luck with Lucas starters. Generators are another matter!

    Kurt.
    65,66 Midget
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    Re: Spridget Starter

    You need to make sure that the starter is fully into the hole in the back plate before locking it in place- if the starter is angled and not straight it will cause the problems noted
    BillM
    '69 Sprite Mk IV
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    Re: Spridget Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by nomad View Post
    Is your ring gear in good shape? Should have no problems. I've had very good luck with Lucas starters. Generators are another matter!

    Kurt.
    New ring gear....or at least it was

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    Re: Spridget Starter

    I never figured out exactly what my starting issue was (I believe it was a worn ring gear), but I eventually solved it for good with a permanently-engaged high-torque starter. It was not without its challenges.

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