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Old 10-24-2008, 09:59 AM
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Starter motor.

How can I tell how many teeth flywheel my starter is meant for? It's a rebuilt GM unit it looks like, very big. Got it included in a car not too long ago. Is there any way to tell by counting the gears? Thanks!

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Does not matter - Its not the teeth on the starter its the mounting the differs on the starter.
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Does not matter - Its not the teeth on the starter its the mounting the differs on the starter.
ok. How is it different? Is it the angle in which it mounts at and contacts the flywheel teeth?
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Old 10-24-2008, 12:11 PM
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ok. How is it different? Is it the angle in which it mounts at and contacts the flywheel teeth?
Go to Powerhouse Starters on the web. you will find all the info you ever wanted to know.
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The mounting is different in that the 168 tooth ring gear
uses a starter with offset bolt holes, the 153 tooth ring gear
uses a starter with paralleled bolt holes,
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Old 10-24-2008, 02:07 PM
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The mounting is different in that the 168 tooth ring gear
uses a starter with offset bolt holes, the 153 tooth ring gear
uses a starter with paralleled bolt holes,
Rich
Most blocks are drilled for both . I have a 168 tooth and the starter has parallel holes.
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Most blocks are drilled for both . I have a 168 tooth and the starter has parallel holes.
Cool. Thanks for the help, I will look and see what I have later on tonight.
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Offset mounting holes are for the 168 (big) flywheel
Inline mounting holes are for the small flywheel
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