Trouble finding a starter

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  1. zylow1980

    zylow1980 New Member

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    I'm not saying it couldn't be a R but it sure doesn't look like one to me.
     
  2. 77 cruiser

    77 cruiser Veteran Member

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  3. McCune

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  4. 80NastyZ

    80NastyZ Veteran Member

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    It would appear to me judging from the picture the OP provided that he has the 153 tooth flywheel in that setup , the 168 tooth would fill out the bell housing more I would think .

    Hard to tell without actually counting teeth , but :

    If you have a 168 tooth flywheel/flexplate the aforementioned 6449 Lester # , NAPA # 4N5110 is the new style GM gear reduction starter , a Lester # 3510 will work in this case also , NAPA # 4N4795

    If you have the 153 tooth flywheel / flexplate , Lester # 3838 , NAPA # 4N5003 should fit the bill , it is a straight across bolt pattern for 153 tooth setups .

    FYI , The 153 tooth plate will measure 12-7/8" ish whereas the 168 tooth setup will be at 14" .

    Good luck with your project.

    TOM
     
  5. McCune

    McCune Veteran Member

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    A 3510 won't fit the nose in that hole, he would need a 3689 cast iron 4 speed starter. I don't know what flywheel he has but he did say he thought he had a 11" clutch that would use a 168 tooth flywheel.
     
  6. 80NastyZ

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    True , but it just doesn't seem large enough for a 168 tooth flywheel .... No ?

    Damn , its been a long time since I have had anyone ask about nor use a 3689 , still have a couple hiding away . Probably never use them again .

    TOM
     
  7. McCune

    McCune Veteran Member

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    I agree, it could be a 153. He could use a 6470 that is the same starter as the 6449 but for the 153 tooth flywheel.
     

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