ok.. going to fit the starter to the 79 shovel..tried this before but the jackshaft was clearly about 1/2 an inch short so ive got a new inner a and a new outer primary cover and all the rest of the the gear was in the box..the first time I tried this it seemed that the starter was sticking out too far and the jack shaft was short.. This time I can mock it all up on the bench.. the jack shaft I have is a 70 (last digis) and all the rest of the gear is year/model correct..having said that It anyones guess.. Hobbo Do you have an electric starter on your 79 ?? I can post photos and update the progress but Ive got to be honest..Im not confident .. what do you think troops ??