Starter date

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  1. Gary S

    Gary S Administrator Lifetime Gold Member

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    Yes, the GM starters were made using the same basic body that would accept different noses for different applications. That is why GM starters were so cheap to repair and replace in those years. The 8418 starter used on the 1970 L34 was a heavy duty starter, one of the most powerful ones GM made. The Cadillac starters for their large cubic engines used the same internal parts so the parts house that rebuilt this starter put the Chevy cast iron nose on the Cadillac body to build a starter that meets original Chevy performance specs.
     
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    When did the starter get installed on the car? The motor date is 0513. The car date is the 05D.
     
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    Starter was put on the engine at the engine assembly plant so the date on the starter would be earlier than engine assembly date, and could be much earlier than that.
    My 70SS is an 04A car with starter dated Dec. 18, 1969.
     
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    My 70Z is an 04B car and the starter is dated February 6th, 3rd shift.
    Your date is probably correct.

    Also, don't overtorque those starter bolts! You can snap the mounting lugs off pretty easy.
     
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    What was the correct torque for the 8418 starter nose?
     

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