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Chevy starter help

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by bigbore613, Jun 26, 2011.

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  1. bigbore613

    bigbore613 Active Member

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    I have an old 79 Chevy work van that I am having starter troubles. I am sure its the bendix in the chinese lifetime starters from Autozone. What I need is the part number for a new Chevy bendix and a part number for the starter. 350 with the angled head. I used to use four field starters on my Drag boat from NAPA but no longer available. Any help is greatly appreciated. Jeff
     
  2. geeber

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    Jeff, You can get a high perfomance starter from Jegs. I pasted a link above but not sure it will work. Hope this helps.
    Gary B.
    http://www.jegs.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/KeywordSearchCmd?storeId=10001&N=1010689&Ne=1&catalogId=10002&langId=-1
     
  3. over the hill

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    I used to rebuild GM starters with genuine parts that you could get from a AC Delco parts store.

    All you needed is the starter #, usually stamped on the case.

    Don't know weather you can still get genuine parts but give it a try.

    Most starter clutches from parts stores are Re-man units, junk at best.

    The above Jegs tip may be a good alternative.




    Regards.....Gerald
     
  4. bigbore613

    bigbore613 Active Member

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    Thanks ! Jeff
     
  5. Royce10

    Royce10 TS Member

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    After going thru what seemed like 3 dozen starters on his drag boat, a friend found that a new starter from GM for a 95? Corvette worked best. (still on the 511 inch motor) It was a gear reduction starter, and made that big motor turn over effortlessly. Talk to your GM parts guy.
     
  6. AveragEd

    AveragEd Well-Known Member

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    We used to have a 1992 4.3L S10 Blazer we bought for our son when it was returned from a 36-month lease in 1995. That thing ate starters and they were absolutely no fun to replace so after being a loyal dealership employee and using four GM reman starters over a seven-year period, I bought one from Advance Auto Parts in 2002. I see the old Blazer quite often and it's still using that same starter!

    You never know...

    Ed
     
  7. K-GUNS

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    Older Gm had a high torque starter for high compression /high HP engines. They were needed to crank the motor over. When you shut the engine off at normal temp and try to restart it requires more torque and the regular starters wouldn't do it.
     
  8. hmb

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    USA starters are built to fail. Get a nice Korean or made in Japan one. They last a long time. HMB
     
  9. Quack Shot

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    Don't know if they make one for your application, but a few companies are selling permanent magnet starters for some applications. They are much lighter, but have more power while using less. OEM Delphi/Delco might be available as would be replacement brands like Standard, Find a Delco/Delphi distributor and have a go at it. Some of the better replacement starters have been from Bosch, Hitachi, Denso, BBB, Accel, and a host of others. NEW, not reman.

    Here's the urls for a few suppliers of drive clutches and starters:

    http://www.rockauto.com/

    http://www.znp.cc/eproductcat.asp?par=42&sort=15

    http://www.nationsautoelectric.com/racecar.html

    http://www.redlinemotive.com/

    http://www.familycar.com/autoparts/chevy/g20/starter.html

    http://www.dalesspeed.com/Store_files/Starters%20%26%20Alternators.pdf
     
  10. trap906

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    First of all, what your calling a "bendix" is actually called a starter drive. Bendix was the actual manufacture of rhe drives and other parts at one time. Bendix is part of the From Autolite company. The part number for this most common starter drive is 207 available from numerous manufactures and brands. The same drive fits most models of Chevy From 1960 thru 1985 6 and 8 cyl. As far as using a starter for a boat, I don't think so. cause most boat engines turn in reverse rotation from a automobile engine, and there are starters made for this. There is no difference in the power of those starters. However there are "high Tourqe" or heavy duty starters made for a small block chevy, usually available from speed shops. Some of the starters from the late 70's and 80's do require a shim or shims to regulate the amount of clearance between the starter drive and ring gear. you must remove the flyheel cover and manually engage the drive into flywheel to check clearance. The depth of the drive tooth into flywheel is what your measuring, it shouldn't bottom out but should be deep enough so it don't slip either. should be about .010 between drive tooth and valley in flywheel fing. A paper clip is just right to maeasure with. Also there can be other factors to starter problems. there are different length mounting bolts depending on year built. just check that bolts doesn't bottom out before starter is actually tight.A poorly tuned and timed engine will also cause starter problems.
     
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