I recently got a custom 8xl in a package deal along with a custom 7 and some wheel weights and a 3 point hitch. Didn't really need any of it but the price was good so I couldn"t pass it up. My question here is will a starter generator from a custom 7 work on a custom 8xl. For whatever reason the guy I got the tractors from had 2 starter :thanku:generators that are supposed to be for the 7 (delco remy model# 1101699) and nothing for the 8xl. I went to the sears website and they show the custom 7 with one part # and the 8xl with a different part #. I'm unsure of the year on the 8xl (model# 917.25490) but the 7 comes up as a 1970 (model # 917.25460). Is there any real differences in these starter generators ? Thanks and any help will be greatly appreciated.