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Old 07-04-2013, 11:11 PM   #1
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I recently bought my first 68 302 coupe 3 speed manual transmission. It came with the tranny out, due to the clutch needing replaced. It came with a lot of new parts, such as clutch, pressure plate, A STARTER, and other odds and ends. I put it all together today, go to turn over the engine and it seems the starter is wrong. its not reaching the flywheel, it barely catches it. makes a god awful noise but not enough to turn over the engine. This is the product I have. I went to Oreillys website, it shows it to be the correct part, when searching the item, but its not.

http://www.oreillyauto.com/site/c/de...1920&ppt=C0330

How do I go about finding the right one? My flywheel is in good condition, the starter just doesn't seem to align properly.
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Old 07-05-2013, 07:27 AM   #2
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I recently bought my first 68 302 coupe 3 speed manual transmission. It came with the tranny out, due to the clutch needing replaced. It came with a lot of new parts, such as clutch, pressure plate, A STARTER, and other odds and ends. I put it all together today, go to turn over the engine and it seems the starter is wrong. its not reaching the flywheel, it barely catches it. makes a god awful noise but not enough to turn over the engine. This is the product I have. I went to Oreillys website, it shows it to be the correct part, when searching the item, but its not.

http://www.oreillyauto.com/site/c/de...1920&ppt=C0330

How do I go about finding the right one? My flywheel is in good condition, the starter just doesn't seem to align properly.
You need to count the teeth cont the fly wheel.
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Old 07-05-2013, 08:56 AM   #3
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You probably have the starter for a 164T flywheel, or some number like that and need the 157 or 160t starter. Count the teeth as LCC said and then buy the starter that matches. Personally, I'd get a high torque starter instead of the rebuilt OEM style. My OEM has finally gone out and it always seemed to be "barely adequate".
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I think I found some of the problem. The mustang originally came with a 289. One of the previous owners put a 302 in it, I need to look up the stamp and see what year the 302 is out of.

Also is there a way to count the teeth without taking it all back out? took me forever to get the tranny installed.
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I think I figured out the issue. motor is correct its a 1968 302, but it came with 4 flywheels because the previous owner also had an auto tranny for the car he was considering putting in it. some how or another he showed me the wrong flywheel to use. problem now is figuring out which one is supposed to be the stock flywheel. does anyone have a picture of a stock flywheel for a manual 302? I googled it and just found after market ones that I assume look a bit different
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most likely 157 tooth 28oz balance
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Agreed ^^^^^

You can mark one of the teeth visible through the starter mount hole, then start counting while turning the engine by hand. Probably best to figure out a method to keep count of them as your going.
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Old 07-05-2013, 09:42 PM   #8
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okay one of the other flywheels reads rf-f6tr-6380-aa and its a ford part. I haven't been able to find specs on that part yet, I don't know where to go refernce it but I did google te number and didn't get any useful info. the other flywheel is a lot heavier and thicker, with no part number on it so I assume its 50oz
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most likely 157 tooth 28oz balance
Agreed.. Pre 1981, 28oz and post 1981, 50oz. Make sure you have the correct weight..
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C6ZE 6380 A

found this on eBay, seems to be in good shape. should work from what specs I have managed to find. anyone verify?
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