Starter Question

ValVal Posts: 828Member
Can anyone tell me if a stepdown starter will fit/work with a prewar (1939) car ?

Comments

  • GeoffGeoff Posts: 3,754Senior Contributor
    Only if you space it out half an inch.   The ring gear is a different spacing from the pinion longitudinally . 
  • cheyenne7271cheyenne7271 Posts: 69Member
    What about using a hydro starter on a manual step down car?
  • 54coupe54coupe Posts: 288Member
    What about using a hydro starter on a manual step down car?
    The hydro starter is smaller in diameter than the stickshift starter, where it indexes into the rear engine plate.
  • cheyenne7271cheyenne7271 Posts: 69Member
    Ok thank you
  • ValVal Posts: 828Member
    Thanks Geoff
  • GeoffGeoff Posts: 3,754Senior Contributor
    The automatic transmission starter is completely different, and engages from the  front, not the rear.
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