455 starter motor for manual transmission

Discussion in 'Street/strip 400/430/455' started by kev 190164, Aug 5, 2018.

  1. kev 190164

    kev 190164 kev spider

    hello all i have a buick 455 motor in my 2nd gen trans am . it also has a tremec t56 magnum i am looking for a starter motor for manual transmission. any ideas of what i need . cheers kev
  2. agetnt9

    agetnt9 Agetnt9 (Dan)

    166 tooth,,, A 400 - 455 . 1968 - 1976
  3. Robs455

    Robs455 Well-Known Member

    I just replaced the starter from Jamie (The guy who sells the starter hee) with a Powermaster 9511 . Both works great, I have the same transmission like you.
  4. Schurkey

    Schurkey Silver Level contributor

    How is it different from any other small-flywheel (153-tooth) Chevy V-8 starter?
  5. 87GN_70GS

    87GN_70GS Well-Known Member

    Manual takes the same starter as auto
  6. flynbuick

    flynbuick Super Moderator Staff Member

    The windings are different on stock starters for a small versus a big blocks. Look for the copper bridge at the back of a big block starter.
  7. Schurkey

    Schurkey Silver Level contributor

    Yeah, some OEM starters have an inch-long spacer between the solenoid and the tab from the field coils. SOME of those starters have more power than the starters that don't have the spacer.

    Plenty of "fake" high-torque starters that have the spacer, but don't have extended-length field coils or armature windings.

    At any rate, the starter nose castings should be similar. In the Chevy world, there's some discussion about OEM iron starter noses versus OEM aluminum; and the way I remember it the iron nose will fit certain manual transmission bell housings when the aluminum nose has clearance problems. None of that really matters if you're using an aftermarket "Mini" "Chevy/Buick" starter.
  8. kev 190164

    kev 190164 kev spider

    thanks for the reply i have a mini starter i bought from ta performance when it was auto they told me it would fit a manual as well. it fits but when you look through the starter hole you can see all the gearing/ teeth when fitted. to me thats not good as it will fill up with road dert . does the starter you have cover the complete starter hole. cheers kev

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