High Torque MinimStarter???

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Why wouldn't a ( New SBC BBC GM Chevy High Torque Mini Racing Starter 3HP OSGR 2.0KW 18493 ) on Ebay, fit a 1976 Cadillac 500? My stock chevy starter fits it.
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It will fit but the starter drive gear may rub the teeth of the flexplate when driving. May need to space the starter back a bit or grind the teeth back some for clearance. Also,and this is a real issue...most of these cheaper minis have plastic teeth on the planetary gears in the reduction unit. One kick back and those teeth are gone. I know this from experience.
Best mini I used? A Powermaster XS Torque. That thing rocks and is tough as nails.

Terry
 

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If you take the nose off the PowerMaster there are shims there to adjust the depth.
 

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i guess my main question is not about a particular starter’s quality, but as to whether I can use a Chevy starter. They seem to be the same as the original Cadillac , were they interchangeable?
 

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Watch for 9 tooth and 10 tooth versions. I have one of each. The 10 tooth screams even when shimmed right. The 9 tooth works correctly on mine.

Who has a stocker to count the teeth on?
 

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A real Cad starter has longer armature and a different case. But over the years, where are they?
 

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I use lt1/lt4 gm pmgr starters on mine with good results.
Like what would come on 93-97 f-bodies,93-96 caprice/impala as, or 92?-97 vette
 

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A stock caddy starter has 9 teeth. When I was looking for a starter I was looking for the starters like the one's kzhurley
mentioned and it seemed like a lot of the starters have gone to 11 tooth gears which I have no ideal if they fit. I went with a chevy hitachi style starter and had to shim it out to keep the gear drive from hitting the flywheel.If you have a aftermarket flywheel be sure and check the clearance on the gear and flywheel. Aftermarket flywheels arn't the same diamenter so you cant just throw the starter on like you can a stock flywheel.A lot of people have trouble because of that.It's not much difference but enough to throw it off. You can figure out how I know this :rofl:.
Richard richie49
 
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