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Old May 1st, 2019, 06:24 AM
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Starter recommendations - Olds 455

My starter on my 70 442 455 w stock manifolds is showing signs of going bad. It currently has a Summit High Torque, but a full bodied one. Not the mini they sell now. Looking for recommendations for a good replacement. Since I don't have headers clearance isn't really an issue.

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I have a Powermaster, stock style,HD, works great, and I have headers.
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Originally Posted by 442Harv View Post
I have a Powermaster, stock style,HD, works great, and I have headers.
Thanks. A lot of people are saying Power Master. I was looking at that one.
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I have an original high torque starter re-built by Bowen Auto in Floral Park. In 3 years never had an issue and they've re-built other components for me that are still going as well. I may have another I kept as a spare. I'll take a look later and re-post if I do. Bobby also had made a low torque into a high torque with the Oldsmobile bolt hole for the bracket in the correct place and asked if I'd be interested. Through the years I was able to find 2 of the original high torques with the bolt hole, so I passed. He may still have it and I think it was about $70. If your interested give them a call 516-354-4297. If he doesn't have that one I'll bet he has another high torque without the hole. He's a car guy like us, although a Chevy guy and he's a straight shooter. When you call you're most likely going to get his son. Tell Bobby Sr. Mike "Oldsmobile" told you about the starter if he can't remember.
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I have an original high torque starter re-built by Bowen Auto in Floral Park. In 3 years never had an issue and they've re-built other components for me that are still going as well. I may have another I kept as a spare. I'll take a look later and re-post if I do. Bobby also had made a low torque into a high torque with the Oldsmobile bolt hole for the bracket in the correct place and asked if I'd be interested. Through the years I was able to find 2 of the original high torques with the bolt hole, so I passed. He may still have it and I think it was about $70. If your interested give them a call 516-354-4297. If he doesn't have that one I'll bet he has another high torque without the hole. He's a car guy like us, although a Chevy guy and he's a straight shooter. When you call you're most likely going to get his son. Tell Bobby Sr. Mike "Oldsmobile" told you about the starter if he can't remember.
Will do Thanks
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