Hi all, I'm after info on the standard starter motor if anyone can assist. My '75 is all standard with the usual type 4 engine and auto transmission. Recently whilst driving for a wedding I had the starter motor stop working, and long story short after jacking the car up and tapping the starter with the wheel brace the car would start again. A guy there at the time said it'll be 'fine now for another 6 months' as the tapping would free it up for a while. I remember having to do this years ago for a Falcon but haven't had this issue yet with a dub. I intend to get it replaced and maybe get this one recon'd at some stage. As this seems to be a 'normal' occurrence over time, can anyone tell me what actually locks up in the starter, and how the tapping fixes it? Is it then a known fact that freeing it up will make it OK for a while? Are they expensive to get recon'd? Is a starter motor for a Type 4 the same as a Type 1 starter? Thanks.