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Re: In need of a starter for flatty!!!
i would recomment taking it to a shop that rebuilds starters and have them rebuild it. tell them you want it set-up for a 12V system and they should be able to do that. while you are at it, i would have them rebuilt the generator too.
the starter recently went out in my ski boat. the parts counter wanted $250, NAPA wanted $280...but, the guy at the parts counter said they NEVER recommend the genuine Mercruiser starters. they have all of their starters (from the service dept.) and recommend to their customers to take them to a place in town (Van's Electric) to get rebuilt. he experiences are the quality and internal mods that Van's does are far better than the factory stuff.
i'd call around and talk to the people. tell them what you want to do. you should be able to find someone that know what they are doing.