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Starter bolted where?

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by TED, Feb 23, 2004.

  1. TED

    TED Registered Member

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    I have a 70 with a manual trans and cast bellhousing. I was informed by a fellow CK5er that the starter is supposed to be bolted to the bellhousing, mine is bolted to the block. No signs of improper wear on flywheel teeth, anyone else have a similar set-up? My starter is the cast nose cone kind.
    2 possibilities here:
    1. 2 different kinds of starters
    2. Im freaking retarded and in no time I'll be removing a heat shield, header, and starter.
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  2. Blazer1970

    Blazer1970 1/2 ton status

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    Yes, there are two different types of starters. Yours should have originally been mounted to the bell housing. The block mounted starter you have now will work fine, and it is a much more common type of starter so they are easier to find. Just be careful if you try to buy a new one.
     
  3. TED

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    Thanks Tim, I feel a little better now. I've had starter problems in the past and I thought maybe that was why. Now that I have a starter brace and heat shield, no problems.
     
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    You should be good to go. /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     

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