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On a V8 the starter on them is a HUGE chunk of metal,so a popular option is a mini starter which uses gearing rather than brute force to turn the engine over.Right now I am contemplating putting a subaru EJ22 into a 83 Mazda RX7. One thing I am noticing is that the starter would stick a bit into the firewall.So I am wondering if there is a "mini" starter for a subaru. Something that is smaller and most importantly shorter to remove the need to cut the firewall,because I think where the starter would need to go holds the pedal box/and or heater core.

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I dont know what would fit, but there are starters out there called "reduction gear" starters. They usually have shorter motors and spin fatser, but use a gear reduction to make the extra torque to spin the engine at the right speed.

 

Off hand I do not even know where to start looking for what would fit.

 

However I never really though of subaru starters as being that huge.

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The subaru starter isnt that big, but with how its mounted the EJ22 can't snuggle up to the firewall very well. :grin:

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I think you have some fabrication ahead of you. Looking at mini starter, they show small high torque starers for v-8s, which look about the size of a sooby starter.

 

Google it "mini starter" then select "shop for" where the pictures are, maybe that will help?

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