KB Olds Starter Question

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  1. fastmudder

    fastmudder New Member

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    We are putting together a KB Olds and where the starter would mount there's a Hump in the block because of a transmission bolt pattern hole...

    See pic here (hump in red box)
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v733/shedhead/temp/100_1323-2.jpg

    At first I thought I could just mill out the starter to go around the hump in the block (which I did) but now I see the starter bolt holes (in the block) are spaced different than the chevy pattern on my MSD starter.... :(

    Anyone know the fix?... I assume someone makes an adapter to mount a chevy pattern tilton or MSD starter to the KB bolts holes?.. Do I need to replace the mounting block on the starter?
     
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  2. Nitro Madness

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    Call Ken Black @ Keith Black Racing Engines on Monday - (562) 869-1518 - he should stock the starter adaptors - I beleive they offer left or right side starter adaptors...and it's been a few years since I've had a KB Olds block, but I think the adaptors use the Tilton style starters....we had chassis clearance issues and used a blower starter, but I remember getting the machined aluminum starter block when I ordered the engine block...and if Ken does not have one, I might know of someone that does...hope this helps...
     
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  3. Force Fed

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    Hi,
    Flatlander racing sell the starter you need.
    ST1107-17 3HP- Keith Black Oldsmobile $251

    Alan
     
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  4. fastmudder

    fastmudder New Member

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    Thanks...

    I was hoping I could just change the mounting block on the starter I already have..
     
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  5. Force Fed

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    You can change the starter block to a kb olds style. They aren't the same as chevy.

    Alan
     
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    Called Flatlander and they said they didn't sell the starters anymore and that the person who does the website hasn't updated it.. :mad:

    Called Ken Black and he said they "used to" make the adapters but don't anymore...

    Called Tilton and they said "What's a Keith Black Olds?"

    Called MSD.. no starter for a KB....

    Called CSR... nope

    So here we sit with a new motor and no way to start it.. :rolleyes:

    Might have to modify what we have to fit the KB Block..
     
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  7. Nitro Madness

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    The guy that I thought had a spare one has sold it with an engine....so I'm outa leads.....maybe you could find someone on this site that could loan ya one to make a copy...
     
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  8. PROMOD63

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    I have a starter and would be willing to have a starter head made for you at a machine shop here localy and send it to you i can get you the shop that will make it and you can call and discuss price
     
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