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Author Topic:   Starter/Block fixture
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 7
posted June 17, 2002 07:54 PM
I have a 400 block that does not have the starter holes next to each other; they are offset. Can someone tell me where I can get a fixture to drill the proper hole in the correct place?

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 161
posted June 17, 2002 08:43 PM
I have a 350 with stager bolt starter bolts. and they do make a stager bolt nose cone for a starter.

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 56
posted June 17, 2002 08:47 PM
You can use a starter with the right bolt pattern as your template. Just put it on with the one bolt and square it up to mark or drill the other bolt. Piece of cake.

Cleaver Racing Inc.

Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1565
posted June 18, 2002 02:26 AM UIN: 54865418
i would find a different starter before i started to drill holes in my block if i rember right you can get mini starters with either bolt patern i'm asuming thats what you have if not just do like 3d suggested get a old 350 starter and switch the heads on them

Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 90
posted June 18, 2002 04:07 PM
You can get a standard SB400 starter with offset holes. Run them on all my SB350 engines. Have about 3-4 of them laying in the garage.

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 135
posted June 18, 2002 04:52 PM
I drill the hole as standard procedure on all blocks like this. It's a whole lot easier to do on a stand than on your back, thrashing to make a race.

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 7
posted June 18, 2002 08:42 PM
I use a Tilton superstarter, so I can't switch the nose like on a stock starter. Sorry, I should have stated that in the beginning.

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 69
posted June 19, 2002 06:22 AM
Go to the auto parts store and smoose the parts guy to keep looking at starters until you find one with the dual patern. take it home use it as a drill guide then take it back

Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 3
posted June 19, 2002 11:20 AM
Goodson has a drill jig in their catalog

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