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fastfreddy
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 53
posted March 28, 2005 12:40 PM  
I'm having trouble getting the starter pushed into the bellhousing, I've never had to put a starter in... I know it's the right starter (I've tried both kinds) Should I have to beat it in?

dm3
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 40
posted March 28, 2005 12:54 PM  
NO! Don't beat it in. There is a third type of starter that you have to use if you are using an old truck bell housing. It actually mounts to the bell housing and not to the block. I Know from past experience that they hit the snout on block mounted starters. That's the only thing I know of that would cause such a problem. But don't beat it in.

fastfreddy
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 53
posted March 28, 2005 01:19 PM  
I was tempted, but didn't hit it... I actually have a McLeod steel bellhousing, I'm pretty sure I have the right starter, it ALMOST fits, it's like it just doesn't want to go that little bit extra

fastfreddy
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 53
posted March 28, 2005 07:56 PM  
I found a snout from a v-6 starter, and it fit perfectly... is this the one I should get?

shifty8
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 123
posted March 28, 2005 09:27 PM  
i have to use the V6 on mine but only cause im usin gthe V6 flywheel. what flywheel r u running? the V8 is just a alittle to bulky to fit.

fastfreddy
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 53
posted March 28, 2005 10:31 PM  
to be honest, I'm not real sure about what I have for a flywheel. The snout of the starter seems to hit the bellhousing.

dirty58
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 115
posted March 29, 2005 07:24 PM  
stock housing or steel i have to cut out part of some steel housings to get a starter to fit

fastmod5
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 36
posted March 30, 2005 09:22 PM  
Try using a narrow or shorter nose cone. I had the same problem.

    

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