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    Posted: 09-April-2018 at 7:02AM
Does anyone have the Powermaster 3124 original look starter on their car or another Powermaster starter? If so, how does it perform and how long has it lasted? I’ve been looking at replacing the starter on my 1973 Gran Torino with a stock 302.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote aquartlow Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09-April-2018 at 8:51AM
Never used a Powermaster starter, but do yourself a favor and look into installing a PMGR starter from DB Electrical before deciding on going back with a standard starter. I went with the PGMR for my 472(basically same starter design used on '92-'96 Ford F250/F350 EFI 460's) and will NEVER use a standard style starter again if I can help it. The PMGR starter starts MUCH easier/quicker with less amperage draw from the battery, it also allows much more room/clearance for headers if needed.
 
Standard on left and PGMR on right
 
 
This may be the one to look at(not sure of all details)
 
Hope this helps or at least gives you another option.
www.supermotors.net/22468
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I have to say Todd when your right your .i have had problems with standered starters ,you can get these under $45.00 , fire s right up , small enough to carry a spare as well /Andy
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That's a great deal!!!!
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I have one from DB Electrical in my wagon and used one in my old daily driver.  Both were dirt cheap and I never had a problem with either.
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WoW!!!!
I didn't know about this!..Im going to get one soon myself?

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IIRC my step bros 4.0 ranger had a powermaster mini starter on it lasted about 2 years, then i put a new one on i think it was just like the one todd posted a pic of i think
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote gpd294 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10-April-2018 at 3:54AM
I also have one installed in my wagon and I haven't had any problems whatsoever. Very happy with it!
EDIT: The one I have is the PowerMaster though. It wasn't $45 unfortunately...Ouch
 


Edited by gpd294 - 10-April-2018 at 5:36AM
Carlos....1975 Gran Torino Squire Station Wagon restored to look like a 1973 Torino Station

Wagon my Dad bought new from McAnary Ford on June 6, 1973 in Gary,Indiana
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At that price I might have to buy 1 to have as a spare
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