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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old Feb 20th, 19, 10:03 PM Thread Starter
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1971 LS Swap Which Starter

Gathering parts for 6.0 swap in my 71 Chevelle. Which starter are you guys using? I'm using Hooker long tube LS swap headers.
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old Feb 20th, 19, 10:55 PM
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Re: 1971 LS Swap Which Starter

This one for $51 bucks on Amazon.
I've had it for 2+ years, with no problems and I know 2 other people running the same one.

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This one for $51 bucks on Amazon.
I've had it for 2+ years, with no problems and I know 2 other people running the same one.

New Starter Fits Chevy Silverado GMC Sierra 6.0 C4 Corvette 5.7 Firebird Camaro Hummer Yukon Escalade SSR
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Wow, that price is low!
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Re: 1971 LS Swap Which Starter

I haven't heard of any fitment issues when using the stock starter or a stock replacement. They're quite a bit smaller than the old starters.
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Re: 1971 LS Swap Which Starter

I've got hedman longtubes with 1 7/8" primaries, using stock truck starter with no issues. If your headers are coated, no worries, if not, I'd get a heat shield and call it good.

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I haven't heard of any fitment issues when using the stock starter or a stock replacement. They're quite a bit smaller than the old starters.
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I've got hedman longtubes with 1 7/8" primaries, using stock truck starter with no issues. If your headers are coated, no worries, if not, I'd get a heat shield and call it good.
I think I'll pick up a stock one. My headers are coated 1 7/8".
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I've got hedman longtubes with 1 7/8" primaries, using stock truck starter with no issues. If your headers are coated, no worries, if not, I'd get a heat shield and call it good.
The stock heat shields are all over the U-pic-it junk yards.
Or just order one, only 10 bucks.
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The stock heat shields are all over the U-pic-it junk yards.
Or just order one, only 10 bucks.
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Cool! Thank you!
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Do yourself a favor and cut the tab flush with the block that sits behind the starter (@the pan rail). You may have to play jenga with the starter and header to get them both installed. That tab will ruin your life if it's not removed, speaking from experience..

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Do yourself a favor and cut the tab flush with the block that sits behind the starter (@the pan rail). You may have to play jenga with the starter and header to get them both installed. That tab will ruin your life if it's not removed, speaking from experience..
I didn't know that, thank you!
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Re: 1971 LS Swap Which Starter

You're probably all set by now but I want to add this factoid to the thread. There is a slight dimensional difference between early starters and LS3 starters, maybe 1/8" This caused havoc for me when installing an early Quicktime bell housing. My LS3 starter was an interference fit into the bell housing; replacing it with an earlier starter cured it. Quicktime now makes their starter holes oval to accept either early or late model starters.
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