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The best STARTER on the marked?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 75blazer454, Nov 8, 2002.

  1. 75blazer454

    75blazer454 Registered Member

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    whats the best starter for my 7,4 bb i can get?
    i have broken 2 starters in 3months. grr!

    GM the way to go?
     
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    I don't know if they make one for the 454, but I love my Powermaster XS Volt. It is about half the size and more than 40% lighter than the OEM and it has 4:1 gear reduction. Anohter GREAT thing is it is all aluminum and GUARANTEED against heat soak!
     
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    75blazer454 Registered Member

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    any other good starters??

    I need the BEST!
     
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    yah, get an AC Delco and be done with buying starters. I went through what you're going through now. Tried numerous Pep Boys, Autozone starters and they all failed. Put an AC Delco in and I'm still running it almost 3 years later.
     
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    Whats breaking on them? The nose? Is it aluminum or castiron(the nose)? Do you have the support in the back? Is it properly shimmed? Is your motor timed right? I bet its not a problem with the accual starter
     
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    suport in the back, timming ok, the last one broke the nose.
     
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    So it aint kicking back....wered the other one break? Is it aluminum or castiron nose?

    BTW this wasnt because of breaking just because they are junk and stopped working. Went through 3 parts ameriaca starters and got tried of replacing them(they were under waranty) and swapped to a delco and no problems
     
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    ok, maybe its kicking back whats wrong then.

    i now the timing is correct.
    i think its cast irond.

    kristoffer
     
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    I agree with Waxer, and I had the same problem. Went thru 3 starters before I got an AC Delco. No more problems.
     
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    okey i think i am going for an ACdelco but maybe the powermaster if they have it to 454.

    anybody now the spesifications for acdelco starter?
     
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    it sounds like it's not shimmed properly? i know on a sb chevy you shim it to 1/8" gap (i'm pretty sure, it's been a while). i'm not sure about a big block, but i'd be willing to be that it's the same amount?!
     
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    The part number for the AC Delco that went on my 76 K5 was from GM dealer: PN 1876555
     
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    Tilton mini-starter! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    A 454 uses the same starter as a SB. Same bolt pattern, same ring gear or flexplate diameter.
     
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    i just put a starter off of a 1970 LS7 corvette on mine and it still has a lil bit of trouble. i have the remote solenoid, but i like to run a lil advanced. so till i spend the money on an XS starter, ill retard a lil and see how this one holds up to the mud and [censored] that i go through with the snorkel. o i paid $31 and it has a lifetime warranty
    NITRO
     
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    are u 100% thats it is the same Same bolt pattern??

    a starter for a 350 will it fit`?
     
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    I have a lifetime waranty one from NAPA and its been going strong for a while now...
     
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    I was EATING starters on my 7.4.....1 a year!!!

    Last year I picked-up a Duralast starter from Autozone......its still going strong....

    They have a LIFETIME warranty!! Less than $30 too!!! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    If you don't shim correctly your DOOMED!!
     
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    hey, i just got mine form summit. its a powermaster gear reduction. i love this thing. somewhere around 342 ft. lbs. of torque and it never gets heatsoak(i do also have the remote solenoid) id reccomend these in a heart beat. but, it was also $230

    NITRO
     

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