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Old 12-10-2006, 09:31 AM
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Default Starter Removal - 60 HT with 430

I need emergency help !!!

I have a 60 HT with the 430 engine.

I have read the threads on starter removal, but still can't get the starter out. I have loosened the motor mounts and jacked the engine up as far up as it will go. The starter will go forward, but gets wedged in between the engine block and the cross member. There is still about 1/2 inch of the starter drive in the bell housing.

I have also tried to rotate the starter downward, but the cross member is in the way, so that doesn't work either.

Is there anyone out there who have removed a starter "specifically" from a 1960 with a 430 engine???

My health is not good, and I can't leave my wife with this mess.

I am also willing to call anyone in the USA that might help.

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Bart Como
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Old 12-10-2006, 04:58 PM
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Default RE: Starter Removal - 60 HT with 430

I was told by a 430 guy that you have to "remove the engine" to repl the starter. He knows his TB's so I dont doubt it. Scary !!

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Old 12-10-2006, 05:33 PM
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>I was told by a 430 guy that you have to "remove the engine"
>to repl the starter. He knows his TB's so I dont doubt it.
>Scary !!
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>JB

I "really" hope that there is an alternative to that.

I need to talk to someone like that who has actually do it. If that's what it takes, then, so be it. But I have to know for sure.

Thanks for the reply JB -- I appreciate it.

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Old 12-10-2006, 07:53 PM
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Hello I'm not sure but you might have to drop the H pipe. Not a fun job. Or try and take the drive off before you pull it out? just a thought. I'll see what the manual says and get back to ya. Take care.....................................Bill
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Old 12-10-2006, 08:21 PM
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Default RE: Starter Removal - 60 HT with 430

>Hello I'm not sure but you might have to drop the H pipe.
>Not a fun job. Or try and take the drive off before you pull
>it out? just a thought. I'll see what the manual says and
>get back to ya. Take
>care.....................................Bill


We looked at taking the H pipe off. It looks like the stud on the manifold might block the starter. So, the manifold might have to come out too. Can't tell for sure.

That's the problem, no one that I know has done it before. Someone out there must have done this, and hopefully will respond with what needs to happen. My 60 shop manual says nothing about removing anything to get the starter out.

Thanks for the help Bill.
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Old 12-11-2006, 11:54 AM
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Bart,
Please e-mail my Friend DAVE on retractable@earthlink.net

Dave is a font of knowledge on the Lincoln 430 motor and trans and is currently restoring his 1960 Lincoln Continental after previous ownership of these cars.

As i own a Lincoln 430 Bird he has always helped me and has always been right!

Send him an e-mail with the subject box LINCOLN 430 HELP!

Explain to him in that e-mail that Kevin in England has passed you his e-mail for help on your 430 Lincoln.

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