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    I've emailed this pic to one place,(for fitment) and they haven't got back to me yet. Is it safe to assume that all bottom mount mini's are a gear reduction type? Is it also safe to assume that a gear reduction type will have a slower cranking speed? I have a hunch the answer to that last question is...unless you have big bucks.
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    I'm running a mini starter in my 85 daytona and it doesn't look much different than yours for room but I have the engine out so I can't compare. It uses a short bolt on the outside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jungledave View Post
    I'm running a mini starter in my 85 daytona and it doesn't look much different than yours for room but I have the engine out so I can't compare. It uses a short bolt on the outside.
    The first place I looked at it didn't look like it would fit, the starter was 3.25" deep without the bolt head. Do you or anyone think the kickout on the oil pan will be an issue??
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    See if this would help and please let me know if you need some measurements. The billet block measures a touch over 3 1/4" and the unit is clockable so it gives you some wiggleroom too.








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    Quote Originally Posted by jrork View Post
    See if this would help and please let me know if you need some measurements. The billet block measures a touch over 3 1/4" and the unit is clockable so it gives you some wiggleroom too.




    Thanks John....see where you're starter overhangs to the side of the block an inch or so. Thats gonna kill me....although I do own a grinder.lol Btw the gaskets sleek put up fit my headers like a glove, if your borals are like my basset's, they fit tits.
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    went and measured it. The billet block only overhangs 5/8" from the edge of the block. Looking at your picture you would have zero problems with this starter (IMHO).

    PS....I can't imagine you'd have any cranking issues either.

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    I used a Delco mini style in the Sanger. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...K%3AMEWAX%3AIT
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    I dunno.. it may fit.
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    There's a guy in Parker behind the Chevron station that builds starters similar to the one above at a fair price.

    I have two of them on a shelf that need solinoids if your interested.

    You might need to go to a top mount, I did and much better and the end of my starter problems.

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    I had to grind the corner off to get mine to fit same boat same starter
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    Quote Originally Posted by H20MOFO View Post
    I dunno.. it may fit.
    Is the width the your tape 1"? If so, let me take your measurements and mark it out on my starter and maybe you can get a visual of whether something like mine will fit.

    The billet block is solid and you could easily trim it as well.

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    Thats the reason you need to put the v drive in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jake View Post
    There's a guy in Parker behind the Chevron station that builds starters similar to the one above at a fair price.

    I have two of them on a shelf that need solinoids if your interested.

    You might need to go to a top mount, I did and much better and the end of my starter problems.
    What starter did you end up with?? Here is a shot of my top mount. I just need to try something else....

    Edit: the pinion on the starter is 10 or less starts old, and the flexplate was new in july.
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    My motor mounts via a motor plate in the rear. we had to do some machining on the bell housing to get the correct engagement depth but this has worked flawlessly for four years on both motors. Before I was replacing a starter every 2 months and it was a bitch to do on the starboard motor. I used a quality marine starter and of course, counter rotating. Oh, and as I recall the flywheel had to be machined to mount the ring gear on the back half of the flywheel.
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