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i bought a 1989 mustang that was converted into a v8 it had no starter on it, i got a 89 starter n it free spins when u try to start it. i cannot find the stamp on the motor to id it. but im poisitive that its a 302 motor. dose any one kno if i take a fly wheel from another 1989 v8 mustang and take a 89 starter or in fact any other years flywheel n starter will it work because i dnt wanna take aprt the transmission for no reason. if u can help or wanna know anything else about the car can u please email me at email@example.com
Maybe its an older or newer 302 and the starter is just missing the flywheel. Are you positive it is hooked up right? Can you crawl under the car and see what is happening? I know if it going past the flywheel teeth you can make shims to bring it into contact with the flywheel. If it isnt making it to the flywheel, and the starter is working tight, then ummm, Ill leave that for someone else.
The question is not when's he gon' stop, but who is gonna stop him? ~ Super Soul
its a standerd if that makes a difference. and i cant take pics at the moment. but i do kno that 87-93 mount the same was its just the fact that the motor is not a orginal and i waws wondering if i get a fltwheel and a starter from the same year 87-93 or any 302 motor will it work because the teeth would match fine.jus not positive it will work. any insite would help
All 2 bolt Ford starters such as the ones on a Fox, F150, Lincoln, etc only come in two different pinion offsets. The starter housing can varry in size but will have only two offests. You may be running the wrong offset. If your running the 3/4 offset and need the 3/8 offset, the pinion gear will miss the flywheel.
1990 Mustang Gt: Stock block, Scat 347 RA, All forged internals, main griddle, AFR 185 heads, 1.7 rr, all an fuel lines, 30# FRM injectors, Holley 255lph fuel pump, Performer Rpm II, 75mm BBK TB, BBK CAI, 80mm promaf, Pro Billit dizzy, MSD blaster coil, MSD 6BTM, PA c4 with trans brake and 3500 stall Mac shorties, Mac o/r H-pipe, Mac mufflers and tail pipes, 3.73 gears, 3g altenator, aluminuim radiator, Zex 125 wet kit tuned by XXX motorsports with SCT chip. 306.08 hp/ 311.26 torque
im gonna try n change the off set see if it work cuz i need to pull the tranny to re do 5th gear. yea the car runs persect i push started it and drove it 35 miles home when i bought it . jus annoying to pushstart wanna get the starter fixed. hope fully the offset is the problem. anyone else with any ideas jus let me know