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Early Olds starter questions ???

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 55olds88, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. 55olds88
    Joined: Jul 23, 2001
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    Hi,
    I got a call from a mate of a guy I know this am, he has two 371's one in the car with out a starter and the other off a marineised engine he bought, the one off the marinised engine isn't fitting properly to the 371 in the car, he was saying its a 6 volt starter and by the sounds a manual (or some kind of solid) flywheel on the boat motor...... now from memory there are two different tooth counts on the early Olds right ? so assuming the 6 volt starter is from an early car would it be for the different tooth count flywheel then the 371 ? it sounds like it should make sense if thats the case, 371 you would expect to be the same as 324 right ? I have a spare I can lend him to check.
     
  2. GOATROPER02
    Joined: Mar 22, 2006
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    from OHIO

    145 is the 6volt
    176 is 12 volt

    2 different bolt patterns also

    I have starters for both of them

    Tony
     
  3. 55olds88
    Joined: Jul 23, 2001
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    thanks Tony, it was early in the morning when I was talking to him but figured I was on the right track, what price are your starters ?
     
  4. F&J
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    53 Olds was the small flywheel with factory 12 volts...in case you need to know that :)
     

  5. richie rebel
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    53 with 12volts?????
     
  6. F&J
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    Yep...and the only reason I knew that was that I bought a 53 303 w/stick trans out of NJ for my 40

    Former hamber Coldwar spotted that it was a stick car on another site "junkyard tour"...thank you CW :)
     

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  7. richie rebel
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    i'll be damn,thanks f&j
     
  8. HEATHEN
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    from SIDNEY, NY

    Cadillac, Oldsmobile, and all V8 Buicks had 12 volt systems in '53.
     
  9. secnwind
    Joined: Nov 1, 2006
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    Yes... 53 is a 1 year only starter 145 tooth 12V
     

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