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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Aug 10th, 15, 1:12 AM Thread Starter
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Starter for 400 sbc

Looking for a starter for a 406 sbc 10-1 CR with manual transmission and 168 tooth flywheel.
I see plenty of part numbers for starters for 400 sbc out there. Some say they are for manual transmissions, others say automatic, many do not specify which transmission or flywheel they are for.
I am looking for the AC Delco part number or another good brand brand part number that can be cross-referenced to it.

Can anyone help with that?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Aug 10th, 15, 1:50 AM
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Re: Starter for 400 sbc

auto or manual, makes no difference..

personally, i'd just go to a local parts store of your choice and tell them you need a starter for a late 90's 3/4 ton suburban with a 454- or, if they only speak metric, tell them it's got the 7.4 liter engine. make sure you get the bolts, too..

it will look like this and spin the engine over forever while weighing half as much as an old high torque starter:



it can be ordered from Summit Racing here, and i bet no one local will be able to match this price..

someone will be along shortly to recommend some universal fit aftermarket starter that has 2 sets of mounting holes for both ring gear diameters- and they might be good starters- but you might not be able to use them even if you want to because a lot of 400 blocks never got drilled with the inner starter mounting bolt for the small ring gear diameter starters, so you wouldn't be able to physically bolt it to the block without getting that hole drilled... so stick with an oem spec part and things will be easier for you...

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Re: Starter for 400 sbc

I found one on ebay;
http://www.ebay.com/itm/371136651058
Its a mini high torque starter and the price is right.
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Re: Starter for 400 sbc

For a stock starter, the manual or automatic does make a difference if your running a manual transmission. The manual trans starter has a cast iron nose and is a bit narrower to fit into the bell housing. The automatic aluminum nose interferes with the bell housing. Jim

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For a stock starter, the manual or automatic does make a difference if your running a manual transmission. The manual trans starter has a cast iron nose and is a bit narrower to fit into the bell housing. The automatic aluminum nose interferes with the bell housing. Jim
the later starter that i linked to in my last post works with any bellhousing- i used one when i put a 454 in a 67 Chevelle using a stock bellhousing after discovering that my later model starter wouldn't work... the one that the OP found in the post before yours is the off shore el-cheapo version of the one i linked to, and the ad is miselading because it most definitely is not a gear reduction starter..

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Re: Starter for 400 sbc

I have a Power Master XS staggered on mine. I love it!!!
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old Aug 11th, 15, 11:19 AM
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Re: Starter for 400 sbc

Jim Mac is right. If you use a 3899621 Chevy bell housing for your manual tranny, you need a special starter with smaller nose. These starters have a cast iron nose to have the needed strength to compensate for being smaller.
http://rmcavoy.freeshell.org/starters.html
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Re: Starter for 400 sbc

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auto or manual, makes no difference..

personally, i'd just go to a local parts store of your choice and tell them you need a starter for a late 90's 3/4 ton suburban with a 454- or, if they only speak metric, tell them it's got the 7.4 liter engine. make sure you get the bolts, too..

it will look like this and spin the engine over forever while weighing half as much as an old high torque starter:



it can be ordered from Summit Racing here, and i bet no one local will be able to match this price..
http://www.napaonline.com/Catalog/Ca...110_0280415784
Note that Summit charges $113 + $55 core, while NAPA is higher at $120 + $60 core.
Summit total = $168
NAPA total = $180



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someone will be along shortly to recommend some universal fit aftermarket starter that has 2 sets of mounting holes for both ring gear diameters- and they might be good starters- but you might not be able to use them even if you want to because a lot of 400 blocks never got drilled with the inner starter mounting bolt for the small ring gear diameter starters, so you wouldn't be able to physically bolt it to the block without getting that hole drilled... so stick with an oem spec part and things will be easier for you...
Glad you mentioned this, or I'd have had to. My 400 has no inner hole for the "straight across" bolt pattern commonly used on ministarters, just like you said.

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