Changing starter on 1978 georgie boy

dodge
pickup

#1

Guys-I bought a !978 Georgie Boy Cruise Air-It is mechanically very sound-except the guy had been having trouble with the starter & he has let the coach sit for 2 years without running it. Engine is free, but even after cleaning all terminals, switching batteries, wrapping on the brush end of the starter with a hammer-the starter only "grunts and turns the engine about 1/8 revolution. SO- I’m replacing the starter-or TRYING to. How in the heck do you get at the top mounting bolt of the starter?

It’s a Dodge 440 cu.in.-Thanks-Al


#2

Is there an engine cover inside the motorhome? It should be located just below the dash. You might be able to remove the cover and access the bolt from the top.


#3

Yes there is a engine cover-I have it off-because it’s a big 440-it fills up the whole area-and the starter is tucked in below the drivers side head and next to the block-it bolts into the Bell housing it looks like-everything else is “easy” to reach-but not that bolt-Thanks-Al