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Blind Barney
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posted February 20, 2005 09:40 PM  
are they all the same or is there one particular one that is lighter. we must run a stock starter.

allan
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posted February 21, 2005 06:12 AM  
check me on this one but for a chevy the one off a late model truck with a vortec engine is the one to get.

TEAMPCR
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posted February 21, 2005 06:18 AM  
I dont't know if the small block late model trucks are the same, but my 97 Suburban with the 454 has a "mini-starter" on it. Might be something to consider.

Blind Barney
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posted February 21, 2005 09:54 AM  
will a 454 starter and flywheel fit a 350? Sorry guys but I am mechanically challenged. Thanks for your help.

rico 08
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posted February 22, 2005 03:43 PM  
S-10's have them too,they are called pmgr starters,permanent magnet gear reduction,if you need the one for the smaller flywheel(straight across bolt pattern)they are fairly cheap on ebay...roughly $60-$80..But the staggered pattern starter is much more...

pit_boss
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posted February 22, 2005 04:57 PM  
The 454 ci engine is an externally balanced motor, part of the balancing weight is on the flywheel/flexplate, and the 350 is an internally balanced engine, so you don't want to swap flywheels between these two engines, although the starters will interchange as long as you use the same size flywheel/flexplate.

pit_boss
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posted February 22, 2005 04:59 PM  
The 454 ci engine is an externally balanced motor, part of the balancing weight is on the flywheel/flexplate, and the 350 is an internally balanced engine, so you don't want to swap flywheels between these two engines, although the starters will interchange as long as you use the same size flywheel/flexplate.

racer17j
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posted February 22, 2005 07:27 PM  
Staggered pattern small starter is AC Delco part #323-485

or the original # is 12563829 most parts stores can cross this # over to whatever brand they have.these starters use a 14"
168 tooth fly wheel same as most every small block equipped vehicles with the staggered pattern.

The biggest reason to use this unit is weight.

This unit weighs 8-3/4 lbs versus the big old style starter 20-1/2 lbs

You will also need new starter mounting bolts as they are shorter

[This message has been edited by Speedway65 (edited February 24, 2005).]

dluna
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posted February 24, 2005 09:03 AM  
We have the old heavy version from autozone with lifetime warranty. Free replacement 3 times in 4 years now. They went over the instructions on how to shim a starter when I replaced it last year.

o5racer
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posted February 24, 2005 09:26 PM  
Do the corvettes still use the small flywheel? The older ones used to for ground clearance. If they do then there is your mini gear starter for the small flywheel.
Nick

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