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Default Correct 1969 Big Block Starter W/ Auto Transmission?

Trying to piece this together. Iím trying to figure out what starter I need for a COPO car with an automatic trans. Iíve seen 1108430 listed for automatics and 1108418 for manuals. However, in trying to hunt for a 1108430, I canít find anything dated before 1970?

Anyone help shed some light on this for me?
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FWIW My born with starter on my 8/28/1969 325hp with th400 is an 1108418. Don't know about COPOs though....Joe
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Depends on which COPO.

The 1969 Chassis Service Manual lists 1108418 for all 396 engine/transmission combos. L72 was not listed but no reason to believe it would be different.

ZL-1 automatics substituted 1108400, possibly due to the higher compression.
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Thanks guys for the response, the car is a 427 COPO. I just read across it and was curious as if I had my thinking messed up. When the car was purchased it didnít have the original TH400 behind it. I just remembered it not being the correct 418 starter. I went out just note to check at what came off of it and of course itís a 430. However it is dated for 1974. Iíll probably just go ahead and snag a 418 and call it done.
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I had a 1969 Corvette 427/435 M40 and it had 1108400 starter
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My 1971 LS-5 4-speed Corvette has a 1108400 starter... Crash
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Corvettes are listed separately in the Chassis Service Manual.

Camaro, Chevelle and Nova w/396 engine list the same 1108418 starter.

B-body w/427 also shows the 1108418.
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What date 418 are you looking for?

Remember is should have the stainless heat shield as well- for both M40 and 4 speed
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The 1969 Chassis Service Manual lists 1108418 for all engine/transmission combos. These were not listed but we should use stainless-steel shield.
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