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  • Engine: Reduction gear starter

    I have brought a similar topic up before. Is there, or was there, a reduction gear starter for the 289 V8 Standard shift motor that worked well or were there all ways problems. Is anyone using one now or did but now does not.
    Toby Knoll Garage

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    '51 Muntz Jet
    '53 Woodill Wildfire/Dodge
    '54 Hudson Hornet Grand National Tribute car
    '55 Studebaker Speedster/Cadillac
    '56 Corvette SR replica


  • #2
    I have a race Engine (299) that has 13.5 to 1 Compression, and never had a problem turning it with a Stock 1956 Delco Starter.
    StudeRich
    Second Generation Stude Driver,
    Proud '54 Starliner Owner
    SDC Member Since 1967

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    • #3
      Will not fit, header pipes in the way.
      Toby Knoll Garage

      www.tobyknollgarage.com
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      '51 Muntz Jet
      '53 Woodill Wildfire/Dodge
      '54 Hudson Hornet Grand National Tribute car
      '55 Studebaker Speedster/Cadillac
      '56 Corvette SR replica

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      • StudeRich
        StudeRich commented
        Editing a comment
        Headers on a Stude. V8 are only for LOOKS, the improvement is minimal, so why not use an R3 like the Photo here in Post # 4 or even Stock Manifolds and dump the Headers? Save a LOT of headache's. Or is it HEADERache's?

    • #4
      This setup was at one of the Goodguys events a while back. Don't know anything about it other than the engine was supposedly out of an Avanti. looks like a PowerMax starter. I have used reduction gear starters on other engines with good results but never on a Stude. Thinking about it though.

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      • #5
        I'm using one meant for a small block Ford. But, it's mounted to my adapter for a GM 4L60 trans and driving against a Chevy 168 tooth ring gear/flex plate. Been working fine for five or six years.

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        • #6
          I am thinking about one for a different reason....weight reduction on the front end. It may not be much,but little by little weight reduction will add up. Unfortunately the $$$ seem to be leading the chase !

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