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  1. CamaroNmotion

    CamaroNmotion Veteran Member

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    Went to replace the starter in my 74 TypeLT Z28 which was the original one to my special ordered, I am the original owner. I ran into problems finding a new build Power Master- retro series which turned out having a alum. nose vs a steel nose which is the original Delco starter has. The alum nose measures 80mm across vs 70mm which is the diameter of the hole in the bellhousing dust cover. I ended up finding a steel nose remanufactured Delco which fit perfectly. I'm planning to rebuild my original Delco unit 1108418 as time permits. My question is did all 74Z28's have the steel nose starters and did the 350 (non-Z28) get the alum nose ones?
     
  2. Gary S

    Gary S Administrator Lifetime Gold Member

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    The 4 speed cars used a bell housing with a small hole, and that requires the cast iron starter with the small nose to fit that hole. Auto cars use the standard aluminum nose starter.
    The details of different Chevy starters can be found here.
    http://rmcavoy.freeshell.org/starters.html
     
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    Keep your original starter, take it to a reliable shop to be rebuilt.
     
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    Was the cast iron nose high torque starter carried over to the 77Z28 when it returned? Just curious.
     
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    From what I can find, the 8418 high torque starter and the 621 bell housing were last used in 1974.
    If the bell housing used after 1974 had the small hole for the starter, it would require a starter with the smaller nose. But, the part number for the starter would most likely be different.

    Those 8418 starters are worth some money today. Original 621 bell housings are almost impossible to get, but they are in such demand that there is a reproduction available.
     
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    I just replaced the solinoid on my original .
     
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    Thanks.....I suspected as much .... Discontinued use on Z28 Camaros...although the L82 remained in production as a corvette motor till 1980.
     
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    Thanks Gary. The web site referral has lots of good information.
     

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