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Old 02-27-2019, 03:31 PM
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Pretty sure I have this starter on both the 521 and the 557:

I don't know where they came from but they were supposed to be OEM for a 1996 F250 7.5; in other words a stock Ford truck starter. That seems to be where the 460Ford guys ended up with their strokers.

All the fancy aftermarket starters I tried failed, but not in the same way you described yours...

I wonder if yours just got tired and couldn't pull all the way in?

Phil, I think you can see from the illustrations that the pinion seems to be well supported.

Wells's law of engine size: If it matters what gear you're in, the engine's too small!

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