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X Flow starter motor & alternator

Afternoon all, some while ago I inherited a boxful of 7 bits including a Magneti Marelli starter motor type M79 (0.9).  It fits the X Flow bellhousing inasmuch that the bolt holes line up so any suggestions as to ascertaining whether it's correct with respect to such things as pinion teeth pitch, pinion throw, direction of rotation etc?  It's unused so it'd be nice to save the £200 odd quid on buying new (this one's unused) but if it comes to that, any thoughts on the Edge gear reduction starter from Burton's, Cat no CF003/9H, or alternatives?

Also in the box is a used alternator so any suggestions to check if it works or not without access to voltmeters or other test kits?

Ta.

Also in the box is a used alternator so any suggestions to check if it works or not without access to voltmeters or other test kits?

You could:

  1. Fit it fully and see if the ignition warning light behaves normally, or
  2. Take it into into a local repair shop and ask them to test it.

Jonathan

PS: Recommended multimeter... second most cost-effective accessory for 7s.