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Old 12-01-2002, 10:03 PM
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Question Gil 1 piece rear motor mount plate (pics)?

How/where in the hell is the GM block mount starter supposed to clear the mount which is sandwiched between the block and bell housing? Am I missing something totally obvious?

I have pics if need be, but anyone who runs this combination will know exactly what I'm talking about...

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Most of the starters used are mounted in the bell housing from the rear above trans
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PS remember there is 2 differant bellhousings, 1 for a rear mount and 1 with out using a rear race mount, if you use the wrong one the starter will not work!!! The differance is the clearnce for the race mount.
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The Gil mount doesn't have a hole for the "starter cone."

Here's what I'm working against.





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If your plates look like this
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I believe they were intended to be used with this style bellhousing. Or at least the bellhousing starter mount.
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Since the flywheel is behind the motor mount, you do not require a hole for the starter if it is behind the mount also. Lots easier to get to the starter for maintenance also.
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Just cut them and make clearnce
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Thanks fellas.

Makes perfect sense Jim, however a rear mount starter won't clear my transom. I was originally hoping to use my crusader top starter mount bell housing, but can't for that reason.

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Looks like Offshore Score has your only hope unless you want to buy new mounts from GIL.

Good luck

ps. You could cut a hole in the transom for clearance.
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