MINI-STARTER FOR 3.8 V-6

BOXCARS

BOXCARS

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Many of you have probably already replaced your starters with something smaller than the stocker. I just wanted to point out the Corvette starter I purchased on ebay and installed on my car about three years ago -- works great! It's much easier to install than a stocker, looks good and sounds good when engaged.

http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-5...0001&campid=5335822911&icep_item=331365979994

You also need to purchase this $4 mounting bolt:

http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-5...0001&campid=5335822911&icep_item=323105047944
 
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BOXCARS

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I thought I'd put a list of parts I purchased for my TRs here on the TR forum. Maybe some TR owners are looking for some of these replacement parts now or in the future and you can get some feedback here.

Last August (2017) I installed a David Husek 2700 to 3000 stall lock up converter and a Precision 6262 turbo

I just got a super deal, w/ 15% coupon, on this 3 row aluminum radiator for $104...

http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-5...0001&campid=5335822911&icep_item=202346100444

Spohn lower A-arms for about $415

http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-5...0001&campid=5335822911&icep_item=271514576833

A gorgeous billet belt tensioner for $150 back in March.

New Evaporator ($50) and Delco Compressor ($166) for my 86 turbobuick drivetrain El Camino. Sorry, there are no, zero, nada, evaporators available for Turbo Buicks.

Another set of these LED headlights for my hi-beam position on my GN ....

http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-5...0001&campid=5335822911&icep_item=322177900131

$87 (w/ 15% coupon) for this mini-starter for my LC2 El Camino as I mentioned in my previous post here

http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-5...0001&campid=5335822911&icep_item=331365979994

This 140 amp alternator times 2 for my GN and my 86 T-Type -- both for right around $80 each

http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-5...0001&campid=5335822911&icep_item=140740593518

A 4" chrome mass airflow pipe for my GN

http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-5...0001&campid=5335822911&icep_item=192496017777

New gas tank on my 86 T-type -- I paid $124 shipped

http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-5...0001&campid=5335822911&icep_item=131230296431

Also replaced my GN's winshield last month at Safelite -- total: $174
 
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Why is that radiator link for an 1100 dollar one? Got the invoice or part number from the one you got specifically? And was the starter you used the lt1 starter? Or something else?
 
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Why is that radiator link for an 1100 dollar one? Got the invoice or part number from the one you got specifically? And was the starter you used the lt1 starter? Or something else?
They changed the price on that link, probably because they don't have any. Here's what looks like the same radiator: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-5...0001&campid=5335822911&icep_item=173621279967

As for the starter, that is the correct description and link for it. Fits 3.8 litre Buick engine. I've been running one on my GN for 2 years now. The smaller starter is much easier to install than a stocker.

http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-5...0001&campid=5335822911&icep_item=331365979994

You also need to purchase this $4 mounting bolt:

http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-5...0001&campid=5335822911&icep_item=323105047944

Here's the radiator compared to stock Camaro unit:
 

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MrSony

MrSony

Comic Book Super Hero
Nov 15, 2014
4,779
2,935
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Des Moines, Iowa
#5
They changed the price on that link, probably because they don't have any. Here's what looks like the same radiator: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-5...0001&campid=5335822911&icep_item=173621279967

As for the starter, that is the correct description and link for it. Fits 3.8 litre Buick engine. I've been running one on my GN for 2 years now. The smaller starter is much easier to install than a stocker.

http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-5...0001&campid=5335822911&icep_item=331365979994

You also need to purchase this $4 mounting bolt:

http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-5...0001&campid=5335822911&icep_item=323105047944

Here's the radiator compared to stock Camaro unit:
Are they the radiators the same height or is it the camera playing tricks?
 
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BOXCARS

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Yes they are the same height. Here it sits in place before installation was complete:
 

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