View Full Version : Shorter Starter Needed for My '53...

11-16-2009, 06:28 PM
...in order for the new rack and pinion hardware to fit properly. Need one about 3/4" shorter. Have called Studebaker International but they have not called back. Any ideas? Thanks.

Tim-Custom '53 Starlight aka The Studebird in Yuma,AZ

11-16-2009, 08:30 PM
They may not call back as they do not give out technical information, and do not sell NEW Starters. The only difference I have ever seen is Automatic vs Standard Trans. there are no short starters. You would need to move the rack.


11-16-2009, 08:34 PM
Might want to check with Fairborn, I thought they either sold or knew who did a more compact high torque starter.

Are you still running 6V? If not, what starter are you using now? The early Delcos were longer than the 61-only version. The latter would be my pick if it'll work for you. Only one I have is on my car though so I can't get measurements for you at the moment. (didn't deliberately pick the '61 version; I was just going through JDP's pile of starters looking for a good "rattle can rebuildable" stickshift Delco.)


55 Commander Starlight

11-17-2009, 12:43 AM
there is a shorter starter is it for and stick or auto car?

Bob Peterson / C & B Studebakers

Castro Valley, CA