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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Jan 18th, 06, 09:22 PM Thread Starter
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Starter motor help

Hi folks,
Just fininished installing my 383 SB with a 168 tooth flywheel and I went to install the starter I have from my old engine (307) that had a 10.5" flywheel
my problem is my starter does not even fit in the hole in the clutch inspection cover, the nose is too large in diameter. and the new covers hole is round where as the old inspection covers hole is round with a flat on one side, to match the starter. The bellhousing and inspection cover are from Keisler ( it's their repro 621 bellhousing)., Did Delco make different size noses for starters? the part number on the one I have is 1108759 8R17 4
I was thinking of an aftermarket starter with reduction, and less weight, any ideas on that?

Any help would be great, I really want to fire this thing up
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Re: Starter motor help

You'll either have to do one of two choices:
1. Get a starter for a large flywheel/flex plate, 14 inch, ie, 168-tooth
2. Get a starter nose from the dealer for a large flywheel, 14 inch, and swap noses on the present starter.

GM does make/market OE mini-starters for the LT1 & LS1, I have read. Whether they fit or not, I don't know. Others here have used Summit's store brand of mini-starter with good results.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Jan 19th, 06, 11:54 AM
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Re: Starter motor help

EVERETT#2390 is correct, you will need to get a starter for an 11" flywheel. The starter for the 153t f/w has a different offset and as you found out, will not fit into the bellhousing. Yes you can even get a different starter nose for the starter you currently have. I do not know the cost though.
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Re: Starter motor help

I had this problem. I went to Autozone and bought a rebuilt for a '77 V8 4spd Nova for $35 (they even had it in stock!) and gave them the old one as a core. Works great.
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