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Username Post: starter        (Topic#357758)
new in 62 
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new in 62
Age: 76
Loc: Alberta Canada
Reg: 10-13-15
08-22-19 10:18 AM - Post#2773814    

Thanks in advance,
I am having a starter episode.I'll try to start the car & just get a click,if I keep hitting the key it will engage after a few hits.When the car is at operating temp the starter really drags ,I was thinking this was a timing issue,but this is the second starter since I bought the car. I am now thinking this is a heat soak issue.The symptoms were the same on the original starter. The engine I have is a 350 from an 89 cube van, a 283 starter won't work already tried that,I had to exchange it for the starer I have now. Here is what I have for exhaust 2 1/2 rams horn straight dump. I should add the car is not licensed & I don't start it every day.I am going to check my connections but I think it is wishfull thinking.
I would appreciate any input, as an after thought would a mini starter be the answer?
Ken ......new in 62



 




wagonman100 
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wagonman100
Loc: Baltimore, MD
Reg: 11-27-04
08-23-19 03:30 PM - Post#2773901    
    In response to new in 62

You don’t normally get heat soak from cast iron manifolds unless the exhaust pipe is extremely close to the starter. The dragging when hot indicates you have a large voltage drop, which does occur when the solenoid is heat soaked but I’m not convinced that is your problem. Check all of your connections, power and ground. Also, how many grounds are you running and where are they connected? I usually run the battery ground right to the engine and run a strap from the engine to the chassis and engine to body. I also use star washers under the grounds so that they bite into the metal for good contact.

If you still want to test if it is a timing issue, next time the starter sounds like it is dragging, disconnect the coil. If it cranks a lot faster then the timing is what is affecting it. But since you said it sometimes only clicks, I’d doubt it is a timing issue. The click also sounds like the circuit is losing the ground. You can apply the fixes for heat soak. It certainly wouldn’t hurt. You can upgrade the wiring, run a remote solenoid and put on a heat shield and the front brace that are probably missing. They usually are.

Jay
Friends don’t let friends drive Fords.

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1983 Malibu Fauxmad - tubbed
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1957 210 handyman wagon
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1957 Cameo Carrier


 
grumpyvette 
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Age: 71
Loc: FLORIDA USA
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08-24-19 12:57 PM - Post#2773961    
    In response to wagonman100

reading these links should help

http://garage.grumpysperformance.com/index.php?thr...


http://garage.grumpysperformance.com/index.php?thr...


http://garage.grumpysperformance.com/index.php?thr...

IF YOU CAN,T SMOKE THE TIRES AT WILL,FROM A 60 MPH ROLLING START YOUR ENGINE NEEDS MORE WORK!!"!
IF YOU CAN , YOU NEED BETTER TIRES AND YOUR SUSPENSION NEEDS MORE WORK!!


 




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