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1970 Torino Cobra 429 Starter?

Post  nickpohlaandp on October 13th 2017, 8:05 pm

So as luck would have it my buddy with the Torino is having starter heat soak issues with the new headers I just installed... of course it would, why wouldn't it? Now I want to put a high torque mini starter on it, but I have the option of 164 or 184 tooth flywheel. That's a 50/50 shot for me because I haven't got a clue. The car has a C6 in it. Anybody know which I should be getting? The car is about 15 miles away from me right now, otherwise I'd go out and spend a few minutes counting. Thanks for any help if you know.

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Re: 1970 Torino Cobra 429 Starter?

Post  5pointslow on October 13th 2017, 8:12 pm

late model superduty 460

96-97 460 starters are gear reduction mini starters , spin my 12.1 motor over fine and starter can be had at napa
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Post  nickpohlaandp on October 13th 2017, 8:19 pm

5pointslow wrote:late model superduty 460

96-97 460 starters are gear reduction mini starters , spin my 12.1 motor over fine and starter can be had at napa

Definitely good to know, but what about the flywheel? I'd hate to get one installed just to have it either hit the flywheel because it's a 184 tooth and the starter is for a 164 tooth, or just grind the flywheel because it's a 164 tooth and the starter is for a 184 tooth. Any easy way to figure that one out?

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Re: 1970 Torino Cobra 429 Starter?

Post  zbob on October 13th 2017, 10:18 pm

I know but I am not tellin, dickhead

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Post  nickpohlaandp on October 13th 2017, 10:33 pm

zbob wrote:I know but I am not tellin, dickhead

I'm so proud of you

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Post  nickpohlaandp on October 13th 2017, 10:41 pm

zbob wrote:I know but I am not tellin, dickhead

Oh, I know too now, Richard Cranium

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Post  BOSS 429 on October 13th 2017, 11:08 pm

nickpohlaandp wrote:So as luck would have it my buddy with the Torino is having starter heat soak issues with the new headers I just installed... of course it would, why wouldn't it? Now I want to put a high torque mini starter on it, but I have the option of 164 or 184 tooth flywheel. That's a 50/50 shot for me because I haven't got a clue. The car has a C6 in it. Anybody know which I should be getting? The car is about 15 miles away from me right now, otherwise I'd go out and spend a few minutes counting. Thanks for any help if you know.

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Post  nickpohlaandp on October 13th 2017, 11:27 pm

BOSS 429 wrote:
nickpohlaandp wrote:So as luck would have it my buddy with the Torino is having starter heat soak issues with the new headers I just installed... of course it would, why wouldn't it? Now I want to put a high torque mini starter on it, but I have the option of 164 or 184 tooth flywheel. That's a 50/50 shot for me because I haven't got a clue. The car has a C6 in it. Anybody know which I should be getting? The car is about 15 miles away from me right now, otherwise I'd go out and spend a few minutes counting. Thanks for any help if you know.

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Post  BBFTorino on October 14th 2017, 2:36 am

I've had pretty good luck with the Summit brand gear reduction starters. And you can rotate them, or clock them in different positions for header clearance, etc...

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Re: 1970 Torino Cobra 429 Starter?

Post  nickpohlaandp on October 14th 2017, 9:31 am

BBFTorino wrote:I've had pretty good luck with the Summit brand gear reduction starters. And you can rotate them, or clock them in different positions for header clearance, etc...

Did you see those Torino pics I posted in my other thread?

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Post  BBFTorino on October 14th 2017, 5:22 pm

Yes Sir!! very nice!!....but being a real Cobra, I don't think I'd be modifying it!! Too valuable to be thrashing on. However with that being said...it IS his car, and he can play with it any way he likes!!

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Post  nickpohlaandp on October 14th 2017, 6:36 pm

BBFTorino wrote:Yes Sir!! very nice!!....but being a real Cobra, I don't think I'd be modifying it!! Too valuable to be thrashing on. However with that being said...it IS his car, and he can play with it any way he likes!!

I said the same thing when I was first introduced to him. I told him to buy another Torino and build it loud and rowdy, leave the Cobra alone. He wasn't having that. I could tell he was going to bastardize it whether I helped him or not, so I choose to help him. At least this way as things come off and other things go on, the basic structure of the car isn't comprised. I pulled up some values of the car on the internet to show him and said "This is why you need to keep everything we take off this car". Thankfully he's saving everything on a shelf in his garage.

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