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Author Topic:   wanted: starter for 153 tooth flywheel
dode
Dirt Freak

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posted March 17, 2003 09:10 AM UIN: 13209501
Title says it all. Let me know what you have. Stock is fine.

John

martnracn_91
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 80
posted March 17, 2003 02:26 PM
Go to Autozone and ask someone that knows a little someting about cars and tell them u need a strit bolt pattern starter. They run right around 50 bucks.

martnracn_91
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 80
posted March 17, 2003 02:27 PM
Go to Autozone and ask someone that knows a little someting about cars and tell them u need a strait bolt pattern starter. They run right around 50 bucks.

dode
Dirt Freak

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posted March 17, 2003 02:28 PM UIN: 13209501
$50? I know I need the straight pattern, but I was at o'reilly and they wanted $90 plus core for a rebuilt one. Do you know what to ask for? They are all nimrods around here.

John

rico 08
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posted March 17, 2003 02:49 PM
should be cheaper than 50 just make sure you don't end up with the small dia 305 style.Bring in a different style for the core they usually won't know the difference(i worked for o'reilly for 3 1/2 years!)

dode
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posted March 17, 2003 02:50 PM UIN: 13209501
small diameter 305 style? What is the difference?

John

rico 08
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posted March 17, 2003 03:06 PM
Smaller motor on starter,probably won't start a racing engine.

dode
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posted March 17, 2003 03:08 PM UIN: 13209501
heck it is only 9:1 compression. No big deal, but I will get a bigger one. Would and 88 camaro with a 350 have a 153 tooth flex plate? Thanks!

John

rico 08
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posted March 17, 2003 03:13 PM
It will start a 9-1 motor fine but not when hot and headers will make it worse,i beleive anything in a car after 81 should be small dia. onlt trucks would have the bigger stuff.

dode
Dirt Freak

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posted March 17, 2003 03:15 PM UIN: 13209501
Awesome...if I am using a ford remote solenoid, do I need to buy a starter with a solenoid? I would assume not. It looks like if I don't need that I can get one for $25. Thanks!! No headers by the way, cast iron manifolds only.

John

rico 08
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posted March 17, 2003 03:22 PM
I mesured one i have like u need and the motor part is around 4 3/8 dia and i would assume the smaller one will be way under 4" in dia,you need the solenoid to engage the starter to the flywheel,ford solenoid just makes the wire going to the starter dead until you engage the ford solenoid to start it this keeps it from shorting out during a race etc.

dode
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posted March 17, 2003 03:24 PM UIN: 13209501
I was just wondering if you could hardwire it so that anytime the starter has power, it will spin over. Is that possible?

John

rico 08
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posted March 17, 2003 03:25 PM
i guess you lost me there

dode
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posted March 17, 2003 03:28 PM UIN: 13209501
hmmm...maybe that's a bad idea. At any rate, the other with the solenoid is still only $35. Thanks for the advice!!

John

rico 08
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posted March 17, 2003 03:28 PM
oh i see yeah you need to run a wire from the start terminal over to the main wire from the ford solenoid on the starter,when you engage the ford solenoid the chevy starter will engage,just like jumping it with a screwdriver(essentially)

dode
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posted March 17, 2003 03:30 PM UIN: 13209501
right...that's what I was getting at. Do I need the solenoid to be able to wire it like that?

John

rico 08
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posted March 17, 2003 03:34 PM
both the ford and the stock one.just move you're start wire from start button or whatever to the ford solenoid and jumper the one on the starter from the big one to the S terminal and you're in business(makes the ford guys happy)

BrianW
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 69
posted March 17, 2003 09:10 PM
John - you need both solenoids - if you need help let me know and I can explain or help wire it - it's real easy!

I'm looking for a gear reduction mini starter right now - mine's got a "stock" high torque starter but want the mini starter for added starting insurance when it's hot...

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