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Magard
09-15-2015, 04:39 PM
If I was to do the drilling in Old Magnets plans, will a factory starter off of a 7u fit that bolt pattern.

Old Magnet
09-15-2015, 09:23 PM
That will work but there is one snag that needs to be taken care of.
The 7U factory starter has a long nose and runs into a bolt boss at the back of the flywheel housing that sticks out preventing the starter flange from seating by about 1/2". Grind that down and your good to go. It's not all that easy to get to and they may not all be alike so do a trial fit before cinching down the mounting bolts.

Not a problem if you use the later conversion starters as they have a shorter nose.

Magard
09-15-2015, 10:12 PM
Thank you OM. I have another question on a different topic. Ill start another post.