Mini Starter: which one is most reliable?

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    moparmaniac1969 New Member

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    I'm brand spankin' new to the mopar club as I just purchased a 69 Roadrunner 383 N96 code car from my father and now the thing is dead; starter is heat soaked because of the longtube headers. Which mini starter would yall recommend? I found a few for about $70 with a heatshield/cover but I'm wanting yalls opinion. Classic Industries is charging around $350 for one.
     
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    Car Nut Mopar Master

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      The DB Electrical worked great on mine until I did an auto swap and broke an ear off trying to install the thing into the bell housing. Had to get a replacement and sand down the little dowl head thing that centers inside the bell housing. Had I'd done that to begin with I'd still be rocking that starter today.
       
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      Get one from a boneyard, you'll save bookoo bucks and they will work just as good if not better. do a search on mini's for more info.
       
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      As noted there are many threads on mini starters already on the site. But just as an FYI - I bought an inexpensive one from 440 Source and it burned out in a very short time. So then I bought a Powermaster from Summit Racing - they claim to ignore heat soak which was my main problem cause the headers wrap around the starter in my 440. Have had no problems for the last year. It was around $200.

      Welcome to FBBO - you get more responses if you put your question in the proper forum. This is the Welcome Wagon forum.
       
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      Welcome to FBBO from Hot & dry NorCal

      good luck with RR starter
       
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      welcome from Canada, auto wrecker,dodge Dakota, get 2 for 40.00, if ones a dud who cares! lol
       
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      i bought a new mopar mini from mancini several years ago for $109 and it's still going great. the 440 source spare i have isn't near as good.
       
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      I have the rebuilt Denso unit from Mancini and it's been great.