Ford V8 Mini Starter, High Torque, 5.0, 302, 351 Windsor, Auto
Ford Small Block V8, C4, C6, FMX, T5, Automatic and Manual Transmission Type, Mini Starter Size
- The gear reduction drive design spins the engine over faster
- Provides 50% more cranking torque and LESS amp draw than a stock starter
- A compact, offset design gives more header and chassis clearance
- Will fit small block Ford V8, 221 through 351W and 351C with automatic transmission or 5-speed manual
- Works with 157-tooth and 164-tooth flexplates
- Weighs only 11 pounds (7 pounds lighter than a stock starter)
- Allows more room for long tube headers and larger exhaust pipes
- Works with both 157- and 164-tooth ring gears
- Compatible with manual or automatic transmissions
- All steel gear construction handles high compression and big block engines
- Clockable design to provide maximum clearance
- Gear reduction design reduces current draw demands on electrical system
A Mini Starter with Maximum Punch
Your starter has the thankless job of turning over your engine no matter the circumstances. Whether it is hot or cold out, or your engine has lots of cubic inches or high compression, the starter in your muscle car or street rod has the tough task of spinning over your engine fast enough for the fuel and air mixture to be ignited by your ignition system. This takes roughly 400-500 rpms and if the starter cannot give you enough rpm you are not going anywhere. We all have heard that big block struggling to start at the end of the cruise night and if you don’t want to suffer the same embarrassing fate you need to upgrade your stock starter to a modern mini high-torque starter. The mini starter design uses the internal gear reduction to be able to provide higher rpm cranking no matter the operational conditions. Now you can crank that high-compression small block without crossing your fingers when you twist your ignition key!
Ready to Handle Your Engine’s Cranking Needs
The benefits of utilizing a gear reduction starter are great. So much so that all the OE vehicle manufacturers have upgraded to similar high-performance starters beginning in the late 1990s. Chances are your daily driver uses just such a unit. They upgraded for the very same reasons you should—less weight, more room/access, and more starting power. Right off you can feel the weight difference. This Ford small block high torque starter motor knocks nearly eight pounds off a large body stock-style starter. Remember being under a car and the starter getting heavier and heavier as you tried to hold it in place and start a mounting bolt? You will be thankful this gear reduction starter is easier to hold on to and weighs less! Cranking output is an amazing 1.9 horsepower thanks to the 1.4 kW motor with 3.75:1 gear reduction unit. The efficient mini starter motor combined with the gear reduction means your electrical system and battery does not have to work as hard to turn over your engine. The cast aluminum housing is strong, yet smaller and lighter than a traditional large body starter. We have designed this starter to fit most Ford V-8 small block engines that use either a 157- or 164-tooth flywheel/flexplate. This includes production small block V-8 engines 1962 to 2001 and crate engines (including stroker engines) manufactured with production or aftermarket style blocks.
Directly Replaces Your Weak Stock Starter
Installing our mini starter could not be easier. The starter is designed to directly replace your original large body starter. The billet mounting face is drilled to accept the standard two-bolt, as well as the sometimes used three-bolt starter mounting pad found on various Ford automatic transmissions and manual transmission bellhousings. The mounting pad features a clockable design with three possible mounting configurations to aid in clearing frame, oil pan, or exhaust/header obstructions on your car. Unlike traditional large body Ford starters, our mini starter locates the starter solenoid directly on the starter body. This allows for minimal wiring and a cleaner engine bay in custom applications, but will work perfectly fine with the factory Ford fender-mounted starter solenoid if you wish to keep it in place by simply moving the heavy starter cable to the battery side of the solenoid and running a length of 8-gauge wire from the starter side of the fender-mounted solenoid down to the solenoid connection on the starter.
Faster, Easier starting is Just a Click or Call Away
Once you get our small block Ford high torque starter in your hands you will wonder why you did not upgrade sooner! With a clockable body to help clear chassis and exhaust fitment issues, a small form factor, and less weight, our mini starters are everything you need to get your project started without busting your project’s budget.
- 1962-2001 small block Ford V8 engines (221, 260, 289, 302, 351W, and 351C)
- Small block Ford V8 stroker engines, such as the popular 331, 347, and 392 cubic inch
- Production Ford or aftermarket block castings
- 157 tooth manual and automatic transmission with matching bellhousing
- 164 tooth automatic transmission with matching bellhousing
- C4, C6, AOD, and 4R70W automatics with 157 or 164 tooth flexplates
- Top Loader 4-speed, and T-5 5-speed transmissions with 157 tooth flywheels
- Aftermarket manual transmission swaps, such as Tremec TKO-series
- Compatible with automatic and manual transmissions that use 3/4-inch starter depth
- The starter drive extends 5/8" in front of the mounting face of the starter.
- From the mounting face to the back end of the starter is 7-3/4-inch.
- Will NOT fit manual transmission with 164 tooth flywheel.
- Will NOT fit 351M/400 small block, FE big block, 385-Series big block, or inline-six.
- Always match flywheel/flexplate with bellhousing. Do not mix, as you will NOT find a starter for that combination. If in doubt, count the teeth on your flywheel/flexplate, measure the ring gear depth (this starter is for 3/4-inch depth only), and the starter hole diameter in the block plate (this starter is for 4.084-inch openings only).
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