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Old 08-30-2012, 10:41 PM   #15
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Something I did when my starter went bad was to replace it with a mini starter. It was not expensive, about $60.00, is really small, stays way clear of my headers, and best of all... It cranks the big old 454 so much better than the big one ever could...

I didn't have to do any shimming on either one.

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Old 08-31-2012, 04:08 AM   #16
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thanks on shimmimg the last time i did it was in the early 1980's problem was gm would run out of a flywheel mid year and change over
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sorry about that that was the only picture i found that showed the flywheel and the starter armature i didn't think about the bolt set up the 1/8 gauge goes between the starter armature and the flywheel as a visual for proper clearance it will make the shimming process much simple you shim from side to side to set clearance i generally start with the inner bolt most shims are set up to set in place on the inner and the outside bolt goes thru the hole in the shim and then you can determine if you need a whole shim or just half on the outer bolt and it is just a matter getting the clearance right so it engages smooth it might take a couple of tries
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Old 10-02-2012, 08:30 PM   #18
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update

don't know if anyone will see this had to replace the starter on my 4x4 this weekend oriellys sells an optima starter that is new not rebuilt and requires no shims is exactly the same dimensions as factory stock is the only chevy starter i have ever not had to shim.
hope this help some in the future
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