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BGA
Member
posted April 14, 2003 04:06 PM
I am having a problem getting a starter to work on my street stock. The motor is a mid 70's 350 block and I run a 10 1/2" clutch(153 tooth). The problem is so far I have not found a stock style starter to work. The stock(3510), diaginol style is way to far away from the flywheel. I drilled the other hole for the straight bolt pattern and that was so close to the flywheel that it was smashing into the damm thing.
I am at my witts end here and could really use some help on this one.
Bruce


c21
Member
posted April 14, 2003 04:37 PM
Mini starters are alot more affordable now and solve alot of headaches.


racer17j
Member
posted April 14, 2003 05:02 PM
is it hitting when it tries to engage or is the nose hitting the flywheel if the gear is to close have you tried to shim it ?


BGA
Member
posted April 14, 2003 05:09 PM
17j,
The gear is hitting when engaged(with the straight bolt pattern nose cone).


redneck racing
Member
posted April 14, 2003 07:25 PM
Try the 3560s from CSK. I seen your post and went to http://partsamerica.com You can pump in vehicles and search for parts. the 3560s goes to a 77 Nova with a 10.4in clutch. Hope this helps Eddie


BGA
Member
posted April 14, 2003 08:22 PM
Thanks to all who helped me out on this. It turns out that shimming the starter did the trick. We will check out the other starter that redneck racing suggested. If that does not simplify the process then we will go and get the mini. Again thank you very much.
Bruce


Racer98
Member
posted April 14, 2003 10:38 PM
Bruce, What kind of starter did you use? I am having the same problem, I have the 153 tooth 10 1/2 flywheel and a mcloed bellhousing, I have a newer stle block, 80-85 350. I bought a stock mini starter out of a 90s s10 4.3 but it was to far away. can anybody help, or tell me what starter to use, Im guessing Ill have to get a aftermarker one, which one?


redneck racing
Member
posted April 14, 2003 11:37 PM
Sorry i didnt mention shims all Chevy starters need shims I have 3 in mine. Eddie


BGA
Member
posted April 15, 2003 06:19 AM
Racer 98,
What I ended up doing was changing the nose cone on my starter to the straight one(had the diaginol pattern to start with). Then the damm thing was to damm close and hitting the flywheel, so I took some forum advice and shimmed it with 3 shims and that worked beautiful. If you change nose cone to the straight pattern then you may have to drill and tap a hole for the starter bolt, unless you are blessed with a block that has both bolt patterns.
Hope this helps you out.
Bruce


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