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    I'm in need of a starter for my 63 Champ with a 259 auto. It's a daily driver. Current drive gear is chewed up. Hope someone has a bolt on unit in good shape. Will exchange the old one. Thanks.
    Rob Bruner

  • #2
    If the Bendix gear is chewed up, what does the ring gear on the torque converter look like?
    Winston-Salem, NC
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    • #3
      Why not replace the Bendix, rather than the whole starter? Have you checked with your local auto electric shop?
      "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

      Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
      Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
      '33 Rockne 10,
      '51 Commander Starlight,
      '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée",
      '56 Sky Hawk


      • #4
        What Brad said, Bob. If that's all that's wrong, any auto electric shop can easily replace the drive unit for you. 'No need to replace the whole starter. BP
        We've got to quit saying, "How stupid can you be?" Too many people are taking it as a challenge.

        Ayn Rand:
        "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."

        G. K. Chesterton: This triangle of truisms, of father, mother, and child, cannot be destroyed; it can only destroy those civilizations which disregard it.


        • #5
          Thanks guys!