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R1 starter bendix

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  • Electrical: R1 starter bendix

    Is the starter bendix on the R1 starters the same as all 12v V8 starters?
    Had to pull the starter off the Cursed Purple Hawk and this is the second time that the bendix spring has broken.
    64 Champ long bed V8
    55/53 Studebaker President S/R
    53 Hudson Super Wasp Coupe

  • #2
    It depends.....Delco starters use a totally different bendix . Prestolite are all the same.
    Bez Auto Alchemy

    "Don't believe every internet quote" Abe Lincoln


    • #3
      A real R Series Starter would be a 4 brush H.D. Prestolite if it is correct, and there are no Delco Bendix units that PROPERLY fit.
      Second Generation Stude Driver,
      Proud '54 Starliner Owner


      • #4
        all Prestolite 8-cyl. bendixes are the same. see here for identification:

        Now if you have a Delco starter that is not a poor reflection on whoever put the car together. The Delcos have about the same torque as a four-pole Prestolite and are a perfectly acceptable replacement so long as you're not concerned about originality.
        55 Commander Starlight