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Tilton XLT Starter for FF1600, F2000/S2000 MK8 & 9

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Brand: Tilton Engineering

This compact but powerful Tilton XLT gear-reduction starter fits many applications that can't be accommodated with the original Tilton Super Starter (Part No. 1165-002). It is designed to take the place of the original Lucas inertia-type starter originally fitted to many FF1600, F2000, and S2000 cars.

This starter is specifically designed for MK5 and MK8/9 gearboxes commonly found on Formula Fords. The housing can be clocked to 15 different positions (24 degree increments) on the mounting flange so the solenoid can clear obstructions. Weighs only 7 lbs -- 35% lighter than the original Super Starter!

Note: This starter is designed to fit most FF1600/FF2000/S2000 chassis with the common 2 1/8" thick adapter plate. It will not fit most chassis with the oil tank between the engine and transmission (including '90 and up Van Diemen, Reynard, and Swift).

Body diameter: 2 3/4"
Overall height (body plus solenoid): 5 1/16"
Body length (rear of mounting flange to rear of body): 6.91"

Distance from ring gear to rear of body: 7.36" - 7.39"

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Condition: New

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This purchase replaced the first Tilton.


The Tilton is compact and powerful, but won't stand up to the vibration of the Kent 1600 (Tilton's own assessment). The first one lasted 6 events before the brush assembly vibrated apart. This purchase replaces the broken unit. The broken unit was repaired at a Tilton approved shop and will now be the spare.



Tilton XLT Starter for FF1600, F2000/S2000 MK8 & 9

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