Page created by T Tuesday March 8th 2011:
Holden Starter Differences:
By hushtech 07/03/11@18:24 4035
I have just found out the hard way that red engine starters (V8) are different to 304-308 black engine starters in VL,s with trimatic.
The difference is in the mounting section, there is approxomately 1/4" difference when measureing from the base of the circular section to the top where it meets the block.(VL is shorter)
I got over it by using my VL mounting base on the armiture and housing from the red starter.. The question is does anyone know when they changed ? On another note I did find that all 6 cylinder starters from VB to VK and early Ford to EA all shared the same or very similar armiture, housing and brushes arrangement as all V8 starters from HQ to VL V8.
That is to say you can use any of these provided you have the right mounting section.
End of submission by Hushtech.
Red and Black V8 Starter Interchangability:
Pinion Gear Pitch Mismatch:
T I think the mismatch will be for the small block chev ring gears and starter motors. Holden dont have a mismatch problem.