M-E-L 430 starter

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M-E-L 430 starter

Post by 59lincolnrag » Wed 22. Apr 2009, 16:50

M-E-L 430 starter.
Does anyone know of a supplier/rebuilder for a MEL starter?
I think the windings are toast.....
Is there any way to improve this old design?
Any advise would be most appreciated..
supplier part numbers etc ...
Thanks

Anthony
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1959 Lincoln Continental Coupe (blk on blk)
430 Tri-Power Super Marauder
1959 Lincoln Continental Convertible (wht on wht)

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Re: M-E-L 430 starter

Post by KULTULZ » Fri 24. Apr 2009, 16:32

I would have yours rebuilt by a reputable rebuilder instead of buying a cheap box store brand (no CHICOM parts).

If you do buy a cheapie, hold onto your origional is it should have the correct I.D. markings.

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Re: M-E-L 430 starter

Post by 59lincolnrag » Wed 29. Apr 2009, 15:48

Most rebuilders are out of business ...... Very sad.....
My starter was in rough shape ...very worn....
I did find a guy about 100 miles away that actually stocks them..
Blax Auto Parts in Ridgefield NJ .... A very helpful guy...Old Timer like me...
1959 Lincoln 430 V8
Centrifugal Starter
Part number 3115
By:
USA Industries....Toll free help line .......
Real nice unit.

Buyer's Guide for Unit Number: 3115

Make Model Years Engine Options
Ford Full Size 61-56 All
Ford Thunderbird 61-56 All
Ford Truck F Series 64-62 All Centrifugal Starter
Ford Truck 61-56 All
Ford Truck F500 - F900
Medium Duty (Gas Eng) 64-62 V8-4.9
Ford Truck 61-56 All Std
Lincoln All Models 60-58 All Centrifugal Starter
Lincoln 57-56 All
Mercury Full Size 61-56 All

Cross Reference companies for Unit Number: 3115
Company Name Cross Reference Number Company Type
AMPERE 3115 Competitor Company
ARROW 34-1144 Competitor Company
ARROW 34-1054 Competitor Company
ARROW 34-1055 Competitor Company
ARROW 34-1058 Competitor Company
ARROWHEAD 3115 Competitor Company
BBB 3115 Competitor Company
BECK ARNLEY 187-6163 Competitor Company
BECK ARNLEY 187-6164 Competitor Company
CPC 3123 Competitor Company
CPC 3115 Competitor Company
DELCOREMAN 323-210 Competitor Company
DELCOREMAN 336-1001 Competitor Company
DIXIE S2003 Competitor Company
EXCEL 3115 Competitor Company
FORD FAY11001A OEM Company
FORD SA519 OEM Company
FORD SA526 OEM Company
FORD B9S11002A OEM Company
FORD SA622 OEM Company
FORD FAR11001A OEM Company
FORD FAR11002A OEM Company
FORD 2900550 OEM Company
GARNER 3115 Competitor Company
LESTER 3123 Competitor Company
LESTER 3115 Competitor Company
LESTER 3125 Competitor Company
LESTER 3117 Competitor Company
METRO 02-1515 Competitor Company
MIDSTATE 21-3115 Competitor Company
MPA 3123 Competitor Company
NASTRA 3123 Competitor Company
NASTRA 3115 Competitor Company
PRECISION 3126 Competitor Company
PRECISION 3125 Competitor Company
PRO PLUS 3115 Competitor Company
PRO PLUS 3123 Competitor Company
QUALITY 3115 Competitor Company
RAYLOC 44-4230 Competitor Company
RAYLOC 44-9608 Competitor Company
RAYLOC 44-9609 Competitor Company
RAYLOC 44-9627 Competitor Company
RELIANCE 3115 Competitor Company
TALON 76163 Competitor Company
TALON 76164 Competitor Company
WESTLING 72-3123 Competitor Company
WESTLING 72-3115 Competitor Company
WORLDWIDE 25113 Competitor Company
WORLDWIDE 25214 Competitor Company
WORLDWIDE 60210 Competitor Company
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1959 Lincoln Continental Convertible (wht on wht)

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Re: M-E-L 430 starter

Post by reijerlincoln » Fri 1. May 2009, 08:26

Baker's Auto sells high-power starters for '61 and later cars. Will these fit a '59?

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Re: M-E-L 430 starter

Post by 430 6V » Fri 11. Feb 2011, 17:39

I know this is an old post, but for future reference.
The early starters were inertia drive the later were bendix drive.
The later bendix units will bolt into the early vehicles.
I have a readily available standard off the shelf bendix drive FE three bolt starter in my '58 Merc.

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