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Gear Reduction Starter for 1972 GTV 2000

Does anyone have recommendations and feedback based on their experience? Also any particular brand of starter and vendor?

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I haven't personal experience, but I read a comment in a UK mag (car was a Jag) to the effect:
"Works great, but makes a god-awful noise".
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Starter from 75 t/s works great on that model, I have them on both my 105 2 litre.
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Gear reduction starter

I highly recommend this. I got mine from Andy Kress at Performatek - Home and installed on my '76 Spider. Much faster cranking, less current draw, lighter weight, and sounds just like my '91 Spider that came with a gear drive starter from the factory. Also, much easier to install - especially that you don't need the supplemental front brace that attaches to the engine mount (this may be for the high torque starters used in the later cars. Added to keep the torque from breaking the bell housing but a pain to install).

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I haven't personal experience, but I read a comment in a UK mag (car was a Jag) to the effect:
"Works great, but makes a god-awful noise".
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How much is their starter?
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Starter from 75 t/s works great on that model, I have them on both my 105 2 litre.
I have the later Spyder reduction starter on my Ti Super Rep, and had one on my GTA Rep too.
Classic Alfa do them, see link :-

EL013 LIGHTWEIGHT STARTER MOTOR - 3 BOLT MOUNT - 9 TOOTH - Classic Alfa

Both have been utterly reliable.

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I'm a daily driver Spider 2 liter, I converted to the BOSCH gear reduction starter four years ago, the second replacement in the last four years came from BOSCH with a fullsize starter and a sticker proclaiming it to be a suitable replacement.
It seems to me the gear reduction starter doesn't last as long as the fullsize, waste of money unless weight critical for racing.

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I have the Performatek starter on my GTV as it has a high compression 1750 motor and the standard one was too weak....

Used it for a for a few years now with no problems! NOT noisy !

These are a Japanese unit with an Alfa adaptor, so very dependable.

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I converted to the BOSCH gear reduction starter - doesn't last as long as the fullsize, waste of money unless weight critical for racing.
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I have the Performatek. Used it for a for a few years now with no problems! NOT noisy ! These are a Japanese unit
The difference seems to be German vs. Japanese; not gear reduction vs. non-gear (at least from a sample of two).

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comment in a UK mag (car was a Jag) to the effect: "Works great, but makes a god-awful noise".
Would you expect anything electrical to work smoothly on a Jaguar?
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I have had a Bosch gear reduction starter on my 79 Spider for more than 10 years and it has been trouble free. I would not consider going back to the old type which requires a support bracket to avoid cracking the bellhousing.

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I'll second (or third) the Performatek recommendation. I've had one installed on my Berlina and Spider for years now, works like a charm!

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Who is the vendor or source for this particular starter?

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Who is the vendor or source for this particular starter?

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So how much is it?
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So how much is it?
I don't work there, and it's been a long time since I bought mine. Suggest you search the site and ping Andy if you have questions.

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