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Do ring gears interchange?


I have 2 172 tooth flywheels but i only have the right starters for the 146 tooth flywheels. I have heard the flywheels are the same size. Can i just swap out the ring gears? I believe autozone has the ring gears.
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Re: Do ring gears interchange?
on: Mon 12 of Feb, 2018 [19:11 UTC] score: 0.00
The ring gears will interchange. To use the 146 tooth ring gear, you need the matching starter plate and starter.
To use the 172 tooth ring gear, you need the matching starter plate and starter. From 1933 to 1956 Mopar used 146 teeth. From 1957 they used 172 teeth.
The Data book will tell you which starter plates match which ring gear.
Have fun, Bob







> I have 2 172 tooth flywheels but i only have the right starters for the 146 tooth flywheels. I have heard the flywheels are the same size. Can i just swap out the ring gears? I believe autozone has the ring gears.

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Re: Do ring gears interchange?
on: Mon 12 of Feb, 2018 [16:09 UTC] score: 0.00
Yes, they do interchange. I usually go with the 172 flywheel as is. With the 172 tooth flywheel, all modern Mopar starters should work. I have several 146 types and have change some to 172 for the late model gear reduction types as an option. Also used Mopar starters are cheap at the local U-Pull-It yard. I have also used the original 6 volt starters on 12 volt systems. The 6 volt starter is much heavier wound to handle the heavy amp load of a 6 volt system starting an engine, so that's no problem with 12 volts and lower amps. Have fun!

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on: Tue 13 of Feb, 2018 [02:11 UTC] score: 0.00
> Yes, they do interchange. I usually go with the 172 flywheel as is. With the 172 tooth flywheel, all modern Mopar starters should work. I have several 146 types and have change some to 172 for the late model gear reduction types as an option. Also used Mopar starters are cheap at the local U-Pull-It yard. I have also used the original 6 volt starters on 12 volt systems. The 6 volt starter is much heavier wound to handle the heavy amp load of a 6 volt system starting an engine, so that's no problem with 12 volts and lower amps. Have fun!

Which starters are you going? I thought it is a 1957-8 only thing?


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