I converted my 66 coupe 408w to a toploader 4 speed from a c4. I used the same starter i had on the auto. The car started just fine? I just read here on a post that you can't use an auto starter... can someone elaborate?
Which flywheel do you have, 157 or 164 tooth? Which bell housing and clutch?
Mine is 164 tooth, and when I did it, the C4 starter would NOT work with the toploader. The starters are indeed different, and have different part numbers.
If memory serves, it seems that maybe the manual starter could be used with the automatic, but not the other way around...