Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Ontario & Oceanside CA.
The mini starters are nice, but if your scatter shield is a lakewood the stock starter will fit. If you are using a block plate trial fit it with the starter first to make sure. I've installed a couple of these in the past and haven't encountered any problems with the starter. Everything else was a pain in the a$$, but not the starter. You may also want to use a dial indicator to make sure the transmission is properly centered too. Some of the small block chevy dowels are too short to go through both the block plate and the bell housing, so you might have to use either the longer lakewood dowels or the adjustable dowels if things aren't lined up. No point in tearing everything back out if you have a vibration or the transmission keeps poping out of gear.