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has anyone had one of these not work?? i got 164 teeth on my flywheel and the teeth hit like they should ..just almost seems like it doesnt have enuff power....grawls and locks up( i know what ur thinking and yes everything hits like it should ) just thinking i should get a nice gear reduction high torque...running bout 14.1 comp and also the ignition doesnt have to be on for it to not work ...just turning it over is all it takes .....Thanks
 

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I'm currently going through hard start issues, if you do a search on "starter" there are several recent posts on db starters, not sure if they are all gear reduction, if you go online to say Checker Auto and use 95-97 F250 with a 460 there are starters described as gear reduction and others that do not have it in the description.
 

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I use one with 20 degrees initial and it works fine.
 

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Had similar issue with a reman ford mini starter and turned out the 164 tooth ring gear was the problem not sure what year the change was but I think around 75 went from 164 to 184 ring gears they are within an 1/8 in o.d. I know my 77 trans uses the 184 tooth though.
 

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ya i was thinking the same thing...my oem flexplate with the 429 that was in it was a 164 tooth with 9 on the ford starter..this db electric has 10..i know 2 guys with 164 tooth and run the db ones with no prob...i think its just too small....better be got a powermaster gear drive starter comming with 9 teeth
 

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napa has lincoln remanned starters. its the one with the seloniod on top. 48 bucks and no core. it fires up my 10plus to 1 motor just fine. fwiw, bobn
 

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I heard of guys turning 14 to one 557 with those ford starters. They are stronger then most gear reductions of comparable size. The nippodenso have a big one buts its heavyand has the solid block front mount. I would start pulling plugs and make sure motor not tight . Could even be a weak starter , small chance. TRy a battery charger to see if it helps. I sure you know a good ground to frame-motor is a must, goodluck,
 

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ya i got good grounds even ran one from the bat to the starter to make sure.....i guess ill have to wait to see if this new starter works...if not F*&% it! im gonna go to the BAR!!!! :)
 

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i ordered an db electric starter off ebay and it didn't list auto or manual so i thought it was an auto, well i got it and it wouldn't turn over good and grinded awful. ended up pulling it and found out it was for a manual trans, they sent me the auto and everything is gravy. they exchanged no questions asked.
 

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I have one but haven't used it yet. What is the part number of each one to see which I have.

Thanks Mark
3226 or SFD0030 is the automatic part number.

3225 or SFD0011 is the manual trans part numkber.
 

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The db starters for the 92-96 ford truck 460 are all hi torque. Don't bother going thru ebay,go on line to db electric and buy it straight thru them. $47.95 + shipping. Ask the guy if you call them and he will rebuild yours if you buy one from him.
Also,the ones that you buy from Autozone/Advance are reman,the ones from DB are NEW.
 
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