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    The starter I found on my 63 looks nothing like what the original
    starter should look like. Are there other starters that are compatible? The flywheel is 15.5 inches in diameter and has 153 teeth on the ring gear.

  • #2
    Here's what it should look like. 153 teeth on the flywheel is correct for '63.
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    John Pizzi - Squarebirds Administrator

    Thunderbird Registry #36223
    jopizz@verizon.net 856-779-9695

    http://www.squarebirds.org/picture_gallery/TechnicalResourceLibrary/trl.htm

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    • #3
      My car had the same long snout starter but I replaced it with a short starter from a later model. Only thing different is I removed the rubber mount as its not needed.

      Graeme

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      • #4
        Originally posted by 1962retro View Post
        The starter I found on my 63 looks nothing like what the original
        starter should look like. Are there other starters that are compatible? The flywheel is 15.5 inches in diameter and has 153 teeth on the ring gear.
        I just went through this with my '64. Apparently Ford made a change in the flywheel in 65 on the 390s, but made the change earlier on the 427. As a result, some catalogs are in error.

        Powermaster out of Chicago makes a mini starter that I have found to fit, with their technical help. Call them and talk to Tommy, tell him Steve sent you.

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