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Kdancy
09-21-2006, 09:30 AM
I have three Stude starters -- three different housings or end pieces. The powder coated one fits a 4 sp bellhousing. No tag. 10 7/8" long Can anyone help with what the other two fit?
middle one is 11" long and has a 2 3/4" end but is shaped different than the top one. the tag says autolite MDU 7026 11S
Top one is 12" long and it's tag says MDU 7005 11S

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JDP
09-21-2006, 10:42 AM
MDU is a four field starter
used on the R series motors. The MDY is a two field starter used on most
all other V-8s

automatic - manual
MDU 7026, MDU 7025

No data on a MDU 7005 ?

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Roscomacaw
09-21-2006, 12:36 PM
The 7005 is for 6cylinder cars.;)

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JDP
09-21-2006, 02:52 PM
No wonder I could not ID it.:) BTW, don't count on the tag for ID since the AT nose is often swapped for the stick shift.

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65 Sports Sedan(sold)
64 Daytona HT
63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk
63 GT Hawk
63 Avanti R1/AC
63 Avanti R2/4 speed
63 Daytona HT
63 Lark 2 dr.
62 Lark 2 door
62 GT(parts car)
60 Lark convert
60 Hawk
52 Starliner(sold)
51 Commander

Kdancy
09-21-2006, 03:52 PM
Thanks, that was a big help, now I can tag these with the right ID and put them on the shelf.
question-- why swap the auto for the manuel snout? I know I'm missing something here.

Roscomacaw
09-21-2006, 04:20 PM
The snout would be changed for one application or the other - auto or manual. Basically, the distance back that the mount flange is from the tip of the snout is what accomodates the difference of distance of the ring gear on a torque convertor vs a flywheel. The ring gear on a flywheel is relatively close to the rear of the engine whereas the ring gear on a torque convertor sits further away from the rear of the engine and the longer "snout" allows the starter's bendix gear to reach that more distant ring gear.:D

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1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

N8N
09-21-2006, 05:16 PM
Right, what he said. The starters are apparently identical other than the snout casting, so if you say are converting from an auto to a stickshift, you don't have to buy a a whole new starter, just find the correct snout and swap it on to your existing starter. I actually just did this with the MDU 7026 on my car, works fine.

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