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crashchoate
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high torque starter

Post by crashchoate » Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:02 am

Is anyone running a high torque starter. I had one on my 351c and would love to have one on this car. Does anyone know what flywheel tooth the 64 thunderbird has on it. thanks again.

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Re: high torque starter

Post by jtschug » Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:27 pm

Does '64 have a short nose starter or a long nose starter?

crashchoate
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Re: high torque starter

Post by crashchoate » Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:35 pm

I believe it’s the long nose. I think it is also the 153 tooth flywheel. The only ones I can find for 153 are for a Chevrolet

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Re: high torque starter

Post by RedBird64 » Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:31 pm

Yes, the 64 is like the 63 in that regard and has the long nose starter.
You can change out the flex plate with the 65+ part and go with the newer style starter - as I have done.
I have also heard of guys using the short starter on the 153 tooth plate. They claim it works fine but I have no first hand knowledge of that.

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Re: high torque starter

Post by crashchoate » Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:14 pm

How much difference can there be in a 153 tooth and a 164. I mean pitch wise. I’ve got one for that flex plate.

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Re: high torque starter

Post by bbogue » Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:24 pm

You might try a RobbMc mini-starter. The #3026 looks right for your application. I have one on my 61 Thunderbird with 153 tooth flywheel. Here’s the website, https://www.robbmcperformance.com/produ ... block.html.

Good luck.

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