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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by k5redneck, Jan 19, 2005.
can i take a starter off an auto(th400 big block) and use it on a sm 465(big block)?
Like I thought before , I want to say yes . I keep looking at different big blocks , trucks , cars and I keep coming up with the same starter number . They don't even ask about what tranny . So I would guess since it DOES bolt to the block the flexplate and flywheels have the same tooth count
73-up yeah as long is same diameter flywheel/plate
72 or so and older manual trans starters were cast iron nose and three bolt and didnt bolt to engine block
starters are different
I've seen the 3 bolt starters the 4 speed uses that bolts to the bellhousing in trucks up to 1980 or so,not sure if they were factory or not.--I used to get a lot of starters sent back from garages when I'd send them the usual staggered 2 bolt ones the books listed...
You can swap the noses from one starter to the other if you wish,thats the only difference except for some having a shorter solenoid and metric bolts..some later 86 up starters have a different angle on the solenoids position to miss the oil pan ..after that they get really funky,some are permanent magnet gear reduction on newer trucks,probably wont work on older motors.??....
I'm always swapping around starters... from small blocks to big block, manuals to automatics. Most Chevy fullsize starters are all the same. They made like a high torque and low torque starter, but bolt up patterns are the same.
There are two basic starters: one nose is for the 153 tooth flywheel/flexplate, one is for the 168 tooth, and the obvious difference is the bolts being "staggered" or not. Only difference that you are concerned with on "modern" chev's.
well i bolted it up to see if it would work and it dont.. the starter teath are hiting the flywheel, not the flywheel teath. i got a new starter for it so im going to try that one to night...
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