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I have tried to get your question to one of our experts that lives in Canada and that probably has the information in his data base to help you. Generally speaking, when I have run into a situation like you have (cannot slip the starter out) I have taken the anchor horizontal bolt out of the motor mounts and used a floor jack to roll the engine one way or the other to get enough clearance to slip the starter out.
If you can tell me what the Ford Caorsair would cross over to in a US model I will be happy to try and help you.
I am very sorry you have had to wait for someone to help you. If you figured out a way to get it out, let me wish you the very Best with the reassembly.
Happy New Year!
Thanks for your reply Al,
Here are a couple of sites that might interest you. It will not tell you how to get the starter out but it does provide some history of the car.
Of course I am not familiar with where the starter is (generally back by the bell housing and pointing forward) but if you still have problems try to explain some of the details about how and where the starter is mounted and the item or items that seem to be in the way of removing the starter.
Happy New Year,
I do not know who your friend is but the torque converter is housed in the bell housing and is not affected one way or the other with the rolling of the engine. I am not there to look at the situation but when I have run into EXTREME cases where I could not get the starter motor out I either had to roll the engine a few degrees to get the starter motor to clear the frame or I ended up removing the exhaust manifold. I have no idea if this is a in line engine or a transverse engine that sit side ways in the front of the car. So I am just telling you from experience what I have had to do from time to time. Most starters come right off (no big deal) but evidently from what you are telling me this starter is buried where you either cannot get to it or cannot find a path to remove it.
Does you friend have any suggestions of his own? The advice I am giving you comes from over 50 years of experience. Here is my only other suggestion. I researched and found 1 shop manual for your car. See Below: http://www.books4cars.com/listings.php?findmake=Ford&model=Corsair&year=1964&type=Shop
That is just GREAT Al,
Nothing pleases me more (even lots of $$) than to hear that I have been able to help someone get out of a jamb and/or save some money by having the initiative to try and do there repairs themselves. I have many guys that have families and just cannot afford to take there vehicle to a shop. But when they demonstrate to me that they are willing to follow my directions (not that I know everything) many times I am able to use my knowledge and experience to help their family have reliable transportation. Many of these type customers cannot even afford to pay me and THAT'S OK! This is my way of giving back to the industry as a whole. I do not just do this for the money and I think that one reason I get so many customers requesting me.
I hope the Manual helps.
Have a Blessed & Happy New Year,
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