Yes the pull start is a direct fit. The backplate is slightly smaller in diameter as shown in my build thread but after a gallon of fuel it’s working great. As long as a little gasket maker is used to seal everything up nicely.
No doubt. There’s literally no other options that directly fit to my knowledge other than the SH.28 or obviously LRPs version. Went 5 years no issues with pull starts. First the knot breaks and the cord goes into the backplate. Finish re doing the handle, go to put it on and the coil spring pops out. After hours of trying, I’m done messing with it. If by some chance this one doesn’t fit right on, I guess I’ll have to take my chances with a tigerdrive.Good deal . I’ve found a lot of good info and help here.
Yeh when I saw the LRP pull starter and the SH28 one they looked identical. I already had the lrp pull start, so the 12mm fitment was the deal sealer. I’m gonna order like 5 more SH ones just because this has been such a nightmare. First time ripping the car in years and I get a few tanks of enjoyment. The tigerdrive is another inline roto type starter. I hear you need to modify savages to work with them,but can’t find any info on what specifically I have to mod. I believe it’s shock towers. http://sullivanproducts.com/product/tigerdrive-inline-versions/There actually may be some other options. I quit searching when I found SH would fit. I’m going to look again soon when I have time. To update that mod.....I’ve recently converted to a roto start and the SH one way bearing is not happy. Lasted about 5 tanks and rarely catches now. I have a new one on the bench waiting to be installed. I’m thinking with as many manufacturers as there are using the same block specs that I can find a better made setup or at least a better owb. What is tigerdrive?
Same I have heard it’s direct plug and play. I’m just praying my existing LRP owb fits well enough to start it again using the SH pull starter. It looks identical to the lrp one so it should. Also bummed I missed the lrp.32X sale. I just found your backplate thread as they sold out lol. I love the .30, but the .32 has been a motor I’ve wanted to run since I got the .30. This is the OS.30 backplate. @Sparky is running it on a lrp.30 I believe.I actually have a new Lrp owb on the bench so I’ll be trying it out as soon as I get time to install. If you do go with the OS starter parts I’d be real curious how they fit as compared to the SH stuff.