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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Apr 25th, 12, 03:44 AM Thread Starter
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starter motor won't fit

I've got a 400 cu in motor in my '69 with a 4 speed Muncie M20. I've recently bought an 11" clutch assembly/168 tooth flywheel. I've also bought a bell housing from a big block 'Vette to clear the flywheel. ( I was told that I needed the the big block bellhousing to clear the fly/clutch assembly & that the bells are all interchangeable with each other). The block is tapped to take a staggered starter motor. However, when I try to fit the starter motor it won't fit right in & bolt up as the starter nose hits the inside of the bellhousing. I've tried 2 starters on this with different noses & neither of them fit. Can anyone tell me what's going wrong here please as it's driving me nuts now.

Thanks in advance...Nige
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Apr 25th, 12, 09:34 PM Thread Starter
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Re: starter motor won't fit

Anybody have any thoughts on this please??

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Apr 25th, 12, 10:51 PM
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Re: starter motor won't fit

What is the casting number on the bellhousing? It should be on the starter side and be 3899621.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Apr 26th, 12, 09:14 AM
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Re: starter motor won't fit

You need a starter with a staggered bolt pattern cast iron nose to clear the inside of the 621 bellhousing.

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