The repair manual (page 94) states "A dowel between the motor base and the starting motor frame locates it in relation to the flywheel".
I am not clear on what this means. What size dowel? and exactly where?
Can anyone clear this up for me.
Where Are You From? Kamloops BC Canada
Do You own a car built by Durant? 1926 Star (being restored to a delivery service van)
Your starter is mounted to your block with a metal strap, to keep your starter in position there is a dowel driven into the block mid way between the two ears casted on the block that recieve the starter...The dowel is approximatly 5/16" in diameter and probably 9/16" long which approxamitly 1/4" will stick out when driven into block...The started housing will have a 5/16" hole that will position over the pin...This will keep starter itself from rotating and will keep starter pinion in correct position for flywheel.
Ken, if you look in the starter cradle you should see a 1/4" hole, (or a dowel) and a corresponding hole (or a dowel)in the side of the starter case about opposite the cable terminal. This aligns the starter in a front to rear alignment and also prevents the starter from rotating in the cradle against the torque.