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New starter with auto-->manual coversion...

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by fortcollinsram, Mar 21, 2002.

  1. fortcollinsram

    fortcollinsram 1/2 ton status

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    Hi all, I was just curious as to wether I would need a new starter when converting my K5 from a 700r4 to a SM465 tranny. I am going to be getting (most likely) a Ram PowerGrip HD clutch with a McLeod flywheel...Now, will I need a new starter fo rthe fly wheel? Thanks in advance gang...

    Chris
     
  2. 83ZZ502_Jimmy

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    Depends on your current flexplate size. If it is a 14" (168 tooth) or a 11" (153 tooth).

    The flywheel should be a 14" model... GM prob used the 14" on your truck, but check to make sure.

    The nose on the starter are different between the two sizes. A 14" will bolt diagonally, whereas the 11" will bolt straight across.

    Hope this helps.
    John
     
  3. dyeager535

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    And both noses should be interchangeable, if you can find a "core" that has the nose you need on it, should you actually need to change them.
     
  4. Big_B_Murphy

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    Yeah, you should need a new one. I think I left that off of the list that I sent you because I had one the right one laying around. Hope the swap is going smooth for ya. It will be worth it when you are done.

    Brandon
     

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