Whats a good mini starter for my 1969 RR 383?

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    Well after taking everyone suggestions on what's draining my battery I have come to the conclusion that its the starter. I tested everything else and disconnected everything except the starter, and the battery still drained. So I think that's the culprit!

    What's a good mini starter for my 1969 Roadrunner 383? I need one that's small so it will clear the headers. Thanks for the suggestions!
     
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    Denso, some time the cable hits the side of the block, so check that out
     
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        Did you unhook the Alternator wires?? I have a hard time believing it's your starter shorted out and you haven't set the thing on fire yet!!
         
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        • mpro69rr

          mpro69rr Well-Known Member

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          Yes, unhooked the alternator wires and it still drained the battery, putting on the terminals they sparked.
           
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          You don't have a volt gauge wired to constant power source do ya ?

          Starter, go to parts store and get one for a 95 Dakota with a 318 ...
           
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            There's a mini and a mini-mini. I like the first version. 91 D150 with a 318 was what I used the last time, not sure what the cut off date is (92 for the magnum or later?). You may need to remove the lug adapter for more clearance but it's no big deal. You'll see what I mean when you're looking at one.
             
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            • mpro69rr

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              Well tonight I got the starter out and hooked up the battery, no draw and everything worked! The starter was bad and causing the parasitic draw! I was surprised that a starter could draw that much amperage, when I hooked up the terminals it would spark real bad. Thank you to all the people that helped me figure it out! By going by your suggestions I found the problem!
               
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