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Default Starter Drive, lever type starter/153 tooth flywheel

Came across this article to use the newer style lever type starter with the original 153 tooth flywheel. John Vermeersch of Michigan Total Performance has a solution, a Bendix drive that allows the interface between the two.
This appears to be a game changer.

http://www.hotrod.com/articles/easy-...arter-failure/
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Ken,

Thanks for the article. That should help anyone who needs a new starter or bendix but either can't locate the older style or wants to save a little money. I'll see if Ray can add this to the TRL.

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John,

Great. Do you know if the newer starters are compatible with the 430 engines?
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430's use the same starter as 352's so there's no reason why the newer starter shouldn't bolt up as well. I know Lincoln 430's use the later starter.

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Default Starter Drive, lever type starter/153 tooth flywheel

Done! Added to TRL under Starters, and to the Advertisements Forum under Total Performance Parts Co.
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That's a great article and great find to what appears to be an easy upgrade. Thank you.
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