i finally got the motor mounted in my effie. went to see how the starter was going to fit. the poxy steering box is in the road. the question i have is, has anyone seen an ordinary ( non reduction ) starter for these engines ? i reckon if i had one, it would clear the steering box. the reduction starter pokes out a long way from the engine. also, can anyone give me the dimensions of the starter spacer from the ford adaptor ? i might be able to get away with making a custom one which rotates the starter near the engine. :idea: and the exhaust manifold.