Correct. It can be changed to the later style by changing the flywheel and starter drive. Does your starter asm appear as the one I showed originally? If so, you have the wrong drive (notice drive gear position on either).Jason, that style starter retracts to engage, it doe not go outward. If you change your flywheel style I believe you can go with a different starter.
Doug, over in Cooks Garage with the 55 Ford with a 390 in it did the same thing.
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You have the Bendix inertia type of starter drive (C2AZ-11350-C ~ Motorcraft SD-132), it comes as a one piece assembly: Includes the gear, housing and large coil spring.
It's retained on the starter armature shaft with the "drive pinion" (drift) pin (C2AZ-11365-A). You have to 'unwind' the starter drive to gain access to the pin...to drive it out.
It's a snap to unwind it, but...when this drive unwinds, it can be a PITA to get it back into position.
Bill // Retired Ford Parts Manager // SoCal Chapter member // Part Number Research: 1928/2001 FoMoCo vehicles.
Apologize for what?thanks all. i apologize but i am still confused. i had what i assume to be the stock starter in there and it burnt up. i just want to replace it with another similar one. i really dont want to change the flywheel etc if at all possible. the pic i posted is what is on my stock starter. there must be a way to put that on the remanufactured housing i just got? i just have no idea how to get the drift pin out. maybe i am missing something?
ahh gotcha. yep i have the starter on the left. for 22$ from napa i can get a new bendix so i will just do that. i can work on other electrical gremlins and getting he seatbelts installed into the back in the meantime. thanks very much!!
Very good advice here. You want a new drive with the starter. I thought you had a new one.I would replace the starter drive (Bendix) at the same time that would eliminate the problem of removing the old one that is probably ready to go out any way.