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I have a 94 5-speed in my 65 fastback. To start with I bought the motor and trans together. I did not get the starter with it. So all of the components are for this set up.

My problem is that the starter I have borrowed hits the flywheel when I try to start it. I forgot what kind of car the starter came from but I did check to see if it was the same part number as the 94 starter at Autozone.com. The starter does have a wear mark in the housing near the bendix gear. My olny guess is the starter is out of wack some how. I even compared the starter to a new one at the store and with a scale and they appear to be the same starter.

I first thought maybe the gear is spinning to fast before it has a chance to engage the flywheel. I thought this because I am trying to start it with two soleniods. One on the car and one on the starter. I tried every combo of wire hook ups to get it to start, but no luck.

I have looked into the 65 starter and it won't even fit in the bell housing. It also seems that the starter for an auto car and a standard car are the same for 94. The 94 starter has 10 teeth. I have not counted the flywheel. From the rubbing mark on the flywheel it should engage.

Anyone have an answer? I would hate to spend $90 on a new starter and have it do the same thing. thanks
 

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I've heard of folks shimming there starter to get it to line up correctly. I use a aftermarket gear reduction
on my 1990 t-5 without a problem.
 
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I have a 94 T-5 in my Cougar (351W) and didnt have any problems with the starter hitting the flywheel. I bought the starter at Autozone. Maybe the flywheel is wrong (are you using the original one or the one from the 94 motor? I had to use a 157 tooth?? flywheel with special balancing for my 351W.

Also, I tried the 2 solenoid deal and it worked, but would hold the starter engaged for a few seconds after the car started. I ditched the one on the fenderwell and just used the one on the starter.

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The flywheel is the one that came with the tranny and it was still bolted to the 94 motor when I got it.
 

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How did you wire yours up? The starter did stay engage for a little while after I started the car. My starter gear is know fried. The car didn't feel right when I started it for the first time so maybe it was a bad starter to begin with. I did have the wrong starter. I bought the correct one today. It sure does look alot like the other starter I had. thanks
 
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