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Old 05-31-2018, 04:57 PM   #1
Mini-Skoolie
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Milwaukee Wisconsin
Posts: 54
Year: '95
Coachwork: Thomas Vista
Chassis: International 3600
Engine: T444/at545
Rated Cap: 72? 11 window...
Ford starter on t444e?

See title, fried starter and was shocked at price difference between Ford vs International starters.

I looked really close at pics of both and it looks like everything is the same EXCEPT 2 things

1st the plate where the starter bolts on is milled down to a different shape on IH ones, presumably for this very reason as the bolt pattern looks exactly the same. I have a grinder and vice, and am only 1/4 dumb@$$ so I think I could handle grinding a Ford one down to fit. (1/4 is an approximation btw)

2nd on the IH version, there's a metal housing that covers 50% (the back half) of the starter teeth. What are tthe odds there's something there to protect from those spinning bad boys? $200 bucks is decent savings but not worth mucking up a trans fluid line or whatever is run inside the block back there... I wish I couuld post links but oreilys website has both.

Thanks in advance
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