Big Block starter support bracket

Discussion in 'Parts wanted' started by johnriv67, Feb 27, 2020.

  1. johnriv67

    johnriv67 Well-Known Member

    Probably should have gotten this earlier. Looking for one for my Riviera.
     
  2. gsfred

    gsfred Founders Club Member

    Got them, but am away till April.
    Fred
     
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  3. pglade

    pglade Well-Known Member

    I may have one.....I'll dig it up and post a pic
     
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  4. 1969RIVI

    1969RIVI Well-Known Member

    Can anyone post a pic of this bracket?
     
  5. DasRottweiler

    DasRottweiler -BuickAddict-

    John,
    Check your PM/Conversations.
     
  6. mineseats9

    mineseats9 Silver Level contributor

    I believe this is the bracket. Not for sale, just posting pics. If I’m wrong about the bracket please let me know.
     

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  7. 1969RIVI

    1969RIVI Well-Known Member

    Wierdo_O, my 69 Riv doesn't have that bracket? Or maybe at some point the PO's never put it back on when they did the engine rebuild?
     
  8. mineseats9

    mineseats9 Silver Level contributor

    I think most of them were left off when the starter was replaced.
     
  9. 1969RIVI

    1969RIVI Well-Known Member

    So what does it do exactly? Any pics of one installed?
     
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  10. BuickV8Mike

    BuickV8Mike SD Buick Fan

    Were these on the A bodies as well?
     
  11. mineseats9

    mineseats9 Silver Level contributor

    This Delco starter I have from a ‘64 300 has it. I can’t say for the 350 engines. I also have a “non-Delco” starter from a Buick 340 and the case has no provisions to bolt the bracket to it. My guess is it was used in A bodies and B bodies and probably whatever bodies. I don’t know all the bodies by letter LOL.
     

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  12. mineseats9

    mineseats9 Silver Level contributor

    Bracket on the 300 is identical to 455 bracket.
     
  13. TrunkMonkey

    TrunkMonkey Well-Known Member

    It ties the top of the starter to the side of the block and helps stabilize it. Think 3 pointing. Two bolts at the back of the starter and the brace.

    Give me a minute. I can put mine on the block, but I have a mini-starter, so it will not be connected, but you will be able to get the idea, of how it attaches.
     
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  14. mineseats9

    mineseats9 Silver Level contributor

    This is on a ‘64 300 and the bracket is just sitting in place. You get the idea.
     

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  15. mrolds69

    mrolds69 "The Cure"

    John, your car would have had the bracket new. It stops the starter from twisting and maybe breaking the nose. It allows more solid mounting, and a better or backup ground path. As Martha Stewart would say, "It's a good thing". People toss them because they don't have the tools, or patience, or time to replace them. The bad news is, you have to have the right starter to use it. A Buick starter has a tapped hole in it for the bolt for the bracket. You can see in Brian's pic above, that there is a long threaded stud sicking out the end of the starter. That stud is for like a Chevy type of bracket. If your starter was ever changed, it may have a POC type of case w/o the threaded hole. BEfore you worry about the bracket, you need to see if your starter has the threaded hole.
     
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  16. TrunkMonkey

    TrunkMonkey Well-Known Member

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    (and that engine is RED!!! it ain't nary one bit pank!!!)​
     
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  17. mineseats9

    mineseats9 Silver Level contributor

    Interesting, I did not know that about the stud on the front of the starter. The starter in my pic has the stud and a threaded hole for the bracket.
     
  18. mrolds69

    mrolds69 "The Cure"

    Brian, Buick starters typically have just 2 regular bolts holding the case to the nose. Like the one Michael posted above. But if they go to a mass rebuilder, then anything goes. That's how cases get mixed. It's the same with carbs, etc. That's how one part can have many mixed parts on it. But the stud doesn't really hurt anything.
     
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  19. mineseats9

    mineseats9 Silver Level contributor

    Mix and match and send it out the door! Thanks, I appreciate the input.
     
  20. Brett Slater

    Brett Slater Super Moderator Staff Member

    Is this the correct starter?

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