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Flathead 59a 8ba starter

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by telecustom, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. telecustom
    Joined: Feb 17, 2009
    Posts: 336

    telecustom
    Member
    from Langey, BC

    Quick question, I'm looking at a 51 ford meteor for sale and buddy says was running when parked in a garage for three years needs starter rebuilt to run. Well I have an original 59A starter, I've had a look inside and it looks o.k. Would my 59A starter fit with the 8BA block? If so I mite have a 'new' car.. then just rebuild the 8BA starter. So what works?
    Thanks
    Telecustom
     
  2. paulie_boy13
    Joined: Mar 1, 2005
    Posts: 269

    paulie_boy13
    Member
    from NC

    From what I understand if you have the correct starter plate it'll work. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
     
  3. Sheep Dip
    Joined: Dec 29, 2010
    Posts: 1,572

    Sheep Dip
    Member
    from Central Ca

    I also understand it that the starters are all the same but the mounting plates are different such as truck verses car, year etc Makes a difference on ring gear contact I believe and if I'm all wet please correct me too so we can all learn.:)
     
  4. telecustom
    Joined: Feb 17, 2009
    Posts: 336

    telecustom
    Member
    from Langey, BC


  5. Dale Fairfax
    Joined: Jan 10, 2006
    Posts: 2,585

    Dale Fairfax
    Member Emeritus

    It sounds like you have the 59A starter loose and in your hands. It shouldn't be too much trouble to go over to your buddy's place and remove the starter from the '51. Then you'll have both loose and in your hands. Inspect and compare. The basic piece (case and armature) is the same on each. The only potential difference is in the drive mechanism. They can be swapped.
     
  6. Bruce Lancaster
    Joined: Oct 9, 2001
    Posts: 21,682

    Bruce Lancaster
    Member Emeritus

    All 221, 239, and 255 flathead starters interchange EXCEPT '51-3 automatic trans.
    V8-60 is different.
     
  7. telecustom
    Joined: Feb 17, 2009
    Posts: 336

    telecustom
    Member
    from Langey, BC

    Thank you Bruce, just when I think I'm down on my luck you come and save the day.
     

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