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    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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    53 Hudson Super Wasp Coupe

  • #2
    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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    • #3
      The 7005 is for 6cylinder cars.

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      • #4
        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
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        • #5
          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.
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          • #6
            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.

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            1960 Larkvertible V8
            1958 Provincial wagon
            1953 Commander coupe
            No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

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            • #7
              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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