[ROVERNET - UK] 1953 Rover P4 starter motor

S Manwell smanwell at sprintmail.com
Sat Sep 24 17:25:56 BST 2005


I believe that most of my P4 parts collection from Glen Wilson is for 
1954 to 1959 75/90/105 cars.   I don't have a parts book covering the 
early 75, but have some Lucas books that have some information that 
might help:   One book lists the starter for both the Rover 75 saloon 
and the series 1 Land Rover as Lucas part number 25514B.  Another Lucas 
book says that part number applies to Rover 75 for 1949 - 1953 (I assume 
that means all early P4's, maybe P3 too?).

If the '53 starter is the same as for Series 1 Land Rover, then Dermot 
Harvey might be able to help -- he has restored a Series 1 recently and 
probably knows of other Series 1 parts. 

Also, I would think there is a good chance that the starter on your P3 
would be the same, maybe you could use that temporarily on the P4?  Can 
anyone confirm a part number for the P3 starter?

RSTCA member Nelson O'Riley in San Diego has two early 75's -- maybe he 
has a spare starter.  I'll send you his phone numbers off line.


Dirk wrote:

>Hi all,
>Well I have done it again I purchased a P4 75 1953 in California. It is a
>nice car and it was sold to me for about half of what it will cost to ship
>it from California to Mass.
>One problem though the starter motor has a broken pinion gear and I need a
>new starter. The car starts and runs with the crank but both the current
>owner and the transport company is concerned that the driver of the truck
>will have trouble. Unfortunately to keep the cost down for shipping I have
>to have the car sent to a depot in the south and then loaded on a different
>truck to come up to Mass that's where the problem will occur. If anyone has
>a starter that they are willing to sell me that will fit and works the
>current owner of the car has offered to change it for me.
>I can pay by a direct wire transfer to your account and you can use my UPS
>number to ship it directly to CA for me.
>If anyone cares to call me my cell is 978-502-2289
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