I’ve been prepping all the engine auxiliary parts with painting in mind when it gets warm enough. The Lucas starter was last nights protect. The starter was replaced about 40,000 miles ago so I’m assuming that it’s in good shape but at the same time the service history is a little iffy. All the work has been done by the incompetents that rebuilt the engine.
The new starter was put in at 95,442 miles with a note that it wasn’t guaranteed because the ring gear wasn’t replaced. Fair enough I guess. The ring gear was replaced during the engine rebuild at 98,000 miles but then at 99,817 the starter drive was replaced. At around 122,500 miles the started drive was lubed but… there’s more. At 122,636 a new starter drive was installed and a new ring gear was installed. This seems like a lot of action in 27,000 miles.
Oh well, the starter looks clean and seems to be in good shape. I’ll take my chances on it at this point. New paint coming soon.