Hi Tim

Just wanted to say thanks for the superb level of service given by you recently. Bought starter for my 428 Ford FE engine but had some issues with it meshing properly.

After changes of pinion and face plate and many phone calls with you for advice we got it going and she starts beautifully now.

Can't thank you enough. It is rare today to have a vendor who cares enough to put his time and effort into helping customers this way. No place better to go for when you need a starter.

Thanks again.

David, December 2018

Bouquet for Roadrunner Starters,

I recently fitted a pre-engaged starter to my Mk1 Cortina that I purchased from Roadrunner Starters at one of swap meets some years ago and have only now got around to fitting it.

I had problems with the initial alignment and contacted Tim and Dallas (the owners of Roadrunner). Tim replaces the unit with no hassles straight away. Tim is only too willing to help get the correct starter for all applications and has had wide trade experience as an automotive engineer.

Product 10/10! Service 10/10!!

Cliff Wickham, Side Curtains September 2017

Hey Tim

Just thought I'd drop you an email to let you know we got the VL Commodore going with the starter you fitted up a month or so back.
Starts if perfect and it sounds a lot better now it's not grinding away!

Thanks again for your maintenance and time to get it sorted it's much appreciated!


Hello Timothy,

It was earlier this morning when I spoke with our customer and the replacement starter fo theĀ Chinese 24-V unit you did for us a couple of months ago. This is the unit that we put to a 12-V, 2.7kW. Our customer had the guy who ordered the unit appear at his shop this morning. Keep in mind that our customer had never met him before and that all communication had been accomplished through others.

Our customer asked if we could help him and the guy said that although they had never met that he'd immediately know what it was concerning when he said, "the starter that has travelled the world to include New Zealand." Oh yeah, he said. Well, the starter worked better than the original 24-V Bosch/ChineseĀ unit. It turns out the engine is natural gas and fixed to some kind of trash collection truck.

Our customer asked if there would be a requirement for these in the future and was told, absolutely. So kudos to you and your team in NZ. I do hope that you guys kept the information on that silly thing in your shop.

You guys have a good day.


Hi Tim,

Sorry about the delay in getting back to you I have a real lack of time. Thank you fo rthe prompt service, it fits perfectly and I cannot say enough about you, your company, your product and your service. It's outstanding. On the down side, it is a little dificult to fit as you have to wire it up prior to installing teh starter and there lies a problem the main cable is a little short and with a bare terminal and drivehsaft tunnel being very close makes it an interesting few minutes.

If I had the time I would have removed the faceplate and tried different positions to see if It could be made easier for future customers. If you would like me to do that let me know and I will let you know the results. Thanking you once again.

We are extremely thrilled.

Graham Diffey


I just purchased a new Road Runner Starter from Grant Rivers of Rivers Speed and Spares for my 6.2 Chev diesel.
I gotta say, it's the best starter I have ever had!! Nothing else would crank the ol' girl up, well, to be honest, nothing would crank it at all!! Not even a Tilton Super Starter....but now it cranks and fires really well and the new Road Runner starter is really quiet too, a change from the other starter it had.

If I ever need another starter for any of my vehicles, it will be a Road Runner!!

Feel free to post this as a testimonial if you wish....I am just happy to have something that does what it says it will!!

Shane Gowan

Hi Tim,

Starter motor is in and working brilliantly, thank you for the great service.

Tony (50 Olds 303 starter)