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I'm gonna have to buy a new starter (soon as I get the old one out), I'm running a 5.0 engine with a toploader bellhousing with a late model flywheel. I had the 66' starter on there, thought it was OK. I heard
today that there is a pitch and accuation depth difference between the early 10" and the late model
10 1/2 flywheel. What starter do I need? Will a late model starter bolt up to the early bellhousing? Anyone
heard of any pitch difference in the teeth these are both 157 tooth flywheels. A friend is making me a gear reduction starter so I need to tell him what I need.

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As far as I know, the starter mounts are the same for the small block Ford engines....

The 164T ring gear is just larger than the 157, with the same tooth pitch...

FWIW, here's a picture of a starter for a 88 Mustang GT with a 5.0 liter engine....
Is it possible that the bendix just screwed up?

Did the starter work ok for a while then screw up....?? Is it new to this engine?

I might have missed one of your posts...maybe you can fill me in...

Sorry I can't help more...

Pat
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Pat,
My starter in my new motor screwed up, it's stuck in the block right now. I was looking into getting
a new starter. I was talking to a fellow that is a auto electric guy (starters, alternators) he thought
the early and late flywheels might be of different pitch or require a different legnth snout. I just want
to make sure it wasn't a problem. He's giving me a fancy mini-starter, want to make sure I tell him the
correct year/type.


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I looked in the "Powermaster" catalog, a mfgr of mini-torque starters we are considering carrying and found the following listings for one of their starters:
Part#9503:Ford 289, 302, 351W, AT and 5sMT (3/4" offset)
Part#9504:Ford 289, 302, 351W, 3s/4sMT (3/8" offset)
"Offset is defined as the distance from the mounting surface of the starter to the engine side of the ring gear."
If I read this right any SB AT starter will interchange with a SB 5 speed bellhousing and flywheel.

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Late Model Mustang 157 tooth flywheels need to use a nine tooth starter drive pinion.Some non Mustang late models had a starter with a longer throw drive pinion but these are for 143 or 164 tooth flywheels

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