Author Topic: I need a 1937-38 V8 Starter  (Read 180 times)

Offline bpowell

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I need a 1937-38 V8 Starter
« on: February 01, 2018, 03:27:35 PM »
I'm trying to put my 1937 LaSalle back to a more original state.
Some previous owner butchered, and I mean butchered a 47 engine into it.
The lower mounting ear on the starter appears to have been chiseled off in order to make it fit.
According to the parts book, 36-38 V8 starters are my options.
I would like a complete rebuild-able one if possible.

Thanks,

Bill Powell

Offline Brad Ipsen CLC #737

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Re: I need a 1937-38 V8 Starter
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2018, 08:22:42 PM »
Just a word of warning.  If the flywheel is 39 and up the pinion on 38 and back has a different gear pitch (tooth spacing).  Found this out the hard way.  The 38 pinion fits right on a 40 starter (and a 49 OHV also).  It does not make a pretty noise when it starts.
Brad Ipsen
1940 Cadillac 60S
1938 Cadillac 9039
1940 Cadillac 6267
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Offline bpowell

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Re: I need a 1937-38 V8 Starter
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2018, 11:31:00 AM »
I am quite certain that my flywheel is from 1937. It is a one piece solid unit.

Bpowell

Offline Steve Passmore

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Re: I need a 1937-38 V8 Starter
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2018, 04:12:15 PM »
You can't fit a 37 flywheel to the later engines. What you have is just the slightly later solid flywheel.
Steve

Offline bpowell

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Re: I need a 1937-38 V8 Starter
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2018, 05:15:09 PM »
Hi Steve,
I got to looking, and it unfortunately seems you are right.
Is it just the locating hole size in the center, or are there other differences?
Like offset, thickness, diameter etc?

Billp

Offline Steve Passmore

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Re: I need a 1937-38 V8 Starter
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2018, 07:06:46 AM »
Offset to the crank is massively different as the cranks are totally different also BILL.
Steve

 

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