Mounting a Starter on a KB Olds

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  1. hotrod1442

    hotrod1442 New Member

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    Apparently I have an older KB Olds block made before they were produced with provisions for a starter on the passenger side of the block.

    What is the best way to overcome this issue, modify the block, mount the starter to the mid plate,...........or?

    Anyone that can help with pics, or? would be appreciated.

    Thanks, Dave
     
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  2. B.DOUCET

    B.DOUCET New Member

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    Not sure if this is your situation, but KB Olds blocks used there own starter mounting block that bolted to a standard mini starter.
     
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  3. hotrod1442

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    Talked to Ken Black, and he says the later blocks had a mount on the passenger side. The block I have, and others that I've seen, don't have the mounting area on the passenger side. The bellhousing part of the casting extends down all the way to the pan rain (aprox. 3" below the crankshaft bore centerline)

    Again, anyone that has one of these early blocks, any help in solving this problem would be appreciated.

    Thanks, Dave
     
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  4. GumBGone

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    Check your messages
     
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  5. PROMOD63

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    i have a mini starter off a old stage 1 block send me a text and ill send you some pics i need to sell it
     
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    Check your messeges
     
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  7. Eric Pierce

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    Do you still have those pics? I have a KB Olds that I'm trying to mount a starter on the passenger side.
    Thanks in advance.
     
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  8. Winr

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    525 Hemi crank 015.jpg 525 Hemi crank 013.jpg Not a KB Olds but I mounted my starter to the Mid plate on the pass side on a KB Hemi. Used a Mopar style starter to mock it up, Milled a pocket and mounting holes. Works great for me
     
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  9. Winr

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    As long as you can create an access to the Flywheel/Flexplate and generate the proper offset for the two gears you can place the opening anywhere...left side, right side, bottom doesn't matter. I used a GM 168 tooth flexplate with an eight bolt mounting pattern, replaced the 9t pinion with an 11t pinion (maybe vice versa) and machined it so the starter pinion CL was the correct distance from the crank CL. Stabbed in some mounting holes, and mounted the starter in upside down. I don't recall the center distance I'd have to look it up again but not that big a job
     
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  10. Eric Pierce

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    Thanks fro the info.!
     
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  11. blue boat

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    On the kb I have they drilled the pan rail with a mini starter
    Bolt pattern It’s pretty screwy but it works. I’m pulling
    Motor out in 2 weeks and I’ll get pics for you . The only thing is that the starter gets closer to the crank because it’s below crank centerline so the starter moves closer to the crank . This was all done with a 168 tooth ring gear
     
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