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Small Block Starters. What do you run and why?

What do you guys prefer for to use to start your stroker small blocks? Real quick details..

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Lakewood Scatter Shield
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157 tooth billet flywheel
TCP manual rack and pinion swap
Headers: unknown at the moment
Battery is in the trunk

That being said, what do you guys use to get all this stuff turning? I'm looking for something that has enough torque to start the car reliabilly, but also small enough to squeeze some big headers in. (I'm running AFR 205's with the raised exh port and probably looking at some custom built headers)
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Re: Small Block Starters. What do you run and why?

I use the late model 5.0/Ford racing PMGR starters and all the small blocks I have and build it is powerful and dead relaible. Perfect for a 157tooth manual flywheel or automatic.
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Re: Small Block Starters. What do you run and why?

Thanks for the info Randy. I'm assuming you're talking about the foxbody 5.0 and not the new Coyote 5.0. I'll do some digging and see what needs to be done about wiring.

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Re: Small Block Starters. What do you run and why?

Yes , pushrod 5.0. Wiring is simple and straightforward. I have them on four of my six vehicles.

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I'm remembering back to my parts slinging days at Advance Auto and I seem to remember a handful of people coming in and requesting a Foxbody 4 cylinder starter for a 302 (claiming it was lighter in weight). They were dirt track roundy round folks. Is there any legitimacy to this?
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I use the late model 5.0/Ford racing PMGR starters and all the small blocks I have and build it is powerful and dead relaible. Perfect for a 157tooth manual flywheel or automatic.
Randy

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i use the 164 tooth one, works perfect

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Alright maybe a stupid question. The original starter has 1 wire and the late model starter has 2 wires. Obviously the heavier gauge wire comes straight off the starter solenoid but where does the extra wire go?
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Alright maybe a stupid question. The original starter has 1 wire and the late model starter has 2 wires. Obviously the heavier gauge wire comes straight off the starter solenoid but where does the extra wire go?
you need to put a jumper from small post/spade connector to large post where cable from fender solenoid goes...

your activating a second solenoid....that also simultaneous pushes gear into position as it powers up starter

on a GM car for example...
+Battery cable connects directly to post on solenoid at starter
also main power distribution cable...
small post/spade connector gets power when ignition switch is in cranking position .....

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Re: Small Block Starters. What do you run and why?

Ford PMGR here too, on 347 stroker & spins her up just fine.
We had to use the Ford small starter as factory one wouldn't clear the cross member supplied when using Fatman fabricators coil over/rack & pinion front suspension kit.
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