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Old 03-24-2010, 07:58 AM
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350 starter mount bolt hole broken...

I have a 1970 k5 4x4auto with a 85' 350 5.7 in it. I recently started having starter problems and was shocked to notice that the mounting bolt hole (the one that is farthest away from the engine ) has a chunk of metal broken off of it. this is a 3/8 inch in length piece that makes a pizza shape from the top to bottom and is at least 3/8" accross the bottom where the bolt would normally start its threading. I have two questions.
1. are the odds that i started having starter issues due to tThis piece that broke off? I guess what I am saying is these starters can get touching by adjusting.........just one shim...so if the piece broke, and the secure mounting integrity was loosened....would this have caused my starter problems..??

2. How in the world do you fix a broken off piece that secures somthing as heavily used as a starter is...... as well as heavy as a starter is.?

I have never heard of such an issue before and have worked on chevy small blocks on various vehicles off and on for 20 plus years.

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check previous threads - there was one about this very problem within the last week or so.
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Try here, & if you use this item, be sure to use the starter to engine brace.
if there's no brace on yours, that probably helped cause it to break.


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