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Old 10-28-2005, 10:00 AM
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On a Y block starter, is there a differance in an automatic and a manual transmission or all starters the same?
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Not certain here, but think at least 56 on are interchangeable. Look at one of the online suppliers and see if there are different part numbers offered, and e-mail them your question. There were some differences in the Bendix drives, so if you end up replacing only that, get the right one for the starter armature.
I have an aftermarket mini-Hi torque starter installed, and as I recall the maker didnt have two different models, just the one.

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hello; 390's used a 3bolt starter. if you can find a drive to fit your flywheel you can use the later style. i've also used a 6 volt 223 starter on a 390 and it worked great and was smaller in dia., just my 2 cents, wayne.
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they were pretty generic in starters i pulled out an inline six starter and put in my v-8 last week
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There's a slight difference in year models in the shaft length and style of "Bendix" drive.

Some models had a approx 3/4 inch longer shaft with a slightly different drive.(so you have to match up the drive to the correct shaft length)

I went to a local Auto parts store for example and they were able to sell me a rebuilt starter for $49 (no drive...I had to use my old one)

But the shaft length was longer so the starter drive would NOT have engaged the flywheel. It was going to miss by about 1/2 inch!

To make the above starter work I would have had to use a different Bendix drive. They had them but it would have cost about $40 more and I wanted to use my Bendix. There's nothing wrong with it!

I went to another Auto parts store. (National Auto Parts, Puyallup, WA) They actually had a catalog (Beck-Arnley) that showed shaft lengths and drive styles... so I was able to select a starter that would match the old 6v one I had. Still around $50!!

NAPA, Schucks Auto (Checker, Kragen, etc) all wanted around $100 for the same Beck-Arnley rebuilt starter (without the bendix drive) The web price is a little lower without shipping..

I went to a local rebuilder and they wanted about the same too.

This is the model I installed in my 55 239 V-8

Beck Arnley BA 1876164 ---> 187 refers to remanufactured starters 6164 is year/model specific.

Go here: for Beck Arnley info.

I couldn't find much difference other than the shaft length, drive and operating voltage. Napa actually indicates shaft length.

I did a search for a 1963 Ford Truck F100 1/2 Ton (292) - Pickup on Napa's website and found the above starter.

It's possible there's a difference in auto/man trans starters. Check the shaft length and drive style. Or use your old drive (if it's ok) and get a replacement starter with the same shaft length. All the starters I looked at came with no drive.



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On a Y block starter, is there a differance in an automatic and a manual transmission or all starters the same?
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