Trouble finding a starter

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  1. zylow1980

    zylow1980 New Member

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    I'm having trouble with finding the correct starter. I have a 79 camaro with a 350 from the mids 80's attached to a tko600. I've had trouble actually getting a good id on the motor because the code on my motor doesn't seem to show up anywhere else (V0626UPJ/4088548 for the curious). I don't have an old starter to reference either. I've grabbed a couple from the parts store and tried with no luck.

    Is there a better way to go about this aside from grabbing starter after starter untill one works?
     
  2. dave@ztech

    dave@ztech Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    what did you do with the old one?(starter) I assume you have it, take it to the NAPA parts store near you and have them find a replacement
     
  3. McCune

    McCune Veteran Member

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    What size clutch is in front of the tko600?
     
  4. zylow1980

    zylow1980 New Member

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    Yeah that would be the obvious choice. I do not have the old starter though. As for the clutch, I believe it's an 11in clutch. I put it on but the car went into storage and sat there for a number of years.

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  5. dave@ztech

    dave@ztech Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    looks like there is a knock out scribed on the plate, did you ever have a starter in this car? With this setup?
     
  6. McCune

    McCune Veteran Member

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    Get a Lester # 6449 starter. Use GM bolts 12338064 and you are good to go.
     
  7. zylow1980

    zylow1980 New Member

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    Nope, never had a starter in it.
     
  8. Todd80Z28

    Todd80Z28 Moderator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Might be a good time to figure out the right size Vortec starter... gear reduction and half the weight, needs less battery to crank over also.
     
  9. 8pack

    8pack Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    +1

    I am running a power master vortec starter with my tko600 and stainless works headers on my 10.1 383. Fits great and cranks strong.
     
  10. McCune

    McCune Veteran Member

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    FYI, the 6449 is the gear reduction factory vortec starter.
     

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