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I picked up an early to mid 70s cad Eldorado v8, fwd motor. has an hei dist. also notice, no place on the block to bolt a starter.. is that common for the fwd cad v8 motors, to not have any place to mount a starter??
 

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it mounts by the front passenger side tire.

There should be a gear exposed on the motor to mate with the starting motor.
 

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ive got the motor on the engine stand and there is no place to mount a starter, on the drivers or passenger side of the engine block... no bolt holes anywhere... this is a fwd motor... iam assuming, a rear wheel drive motor, might have a place on the passenger side, but don't have one to look at..
 

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Passenger side of engine bellhousing flange will have a pair of holes drilled vertically. If you stick a cell phone camera under it should show up easily.

Additionally is a small boss on the passerger side of the engine block near the core (freezeout) plugs with a hole tapped out to facilitate the rear starter bracket which must be used on RWD installations.
 
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