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cobraii351
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posted 03-25-2003 02:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cobraii351   Click Here to Email cobraii351     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A while back I bought a rebuilt late model ford gear reduction starter. I'm just getting around to installing it and I can't! The raised lip that fits through the plate between the engine and trans. Is bigger across on the new starter. By somewhere around .060". I'm using a "regular sized" C4 bell housing not the II specific bell. The starter has a FoMoCo part # cast into the nose piece. Has anyone run into this before? If so how did you work around it? I've heard of some bad nose piece castings running around but I find that a little difficult to believe.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Tim

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steve'66
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posted 03-27-2003 12:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Take both starters back to the parts store and see what matches up.

SteveW

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cobraii351
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posted 03-27-2003 01:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cobraii351   Click Here to Email cobraii351     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It appears as if the eBay individual that sold me this starter sold me one for a M/T truck. The auto trans. are the same and the car M/T and autos are the same but the truck nose is shorter. I'm going to a local rebuilder and see if he can get me the correct nose casting.

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Moneymaker
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posted 03-27-2003 02:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think that the late model stick trucks used a larger flywheel and clutch than the Mustangs requiring the shorter nose.

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cobraii351
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posted 03-31-2003 05:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cobraii351   Click Here to Email cobraii351     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well I think I have it. 20$ = new starter nose cone = A starter that works. Fit right in and fired right up. Can't bitch too much just wish I would have had the right starter for the start though.

Thanks for the help.

Tim.

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