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Hi-torque starter?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by pismorat, Sep 3, 2006.

  1. pismorat

    pismorat 1/2 ton status

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    My dad has a '60 Vette and its having the typical Chevy soleniod issue. We put a shield on it and it still won't start when its hot. What is the best type (price and quality) of hi-torque starter to get so the smaller body will keep it further away from the manifolds...plus have better starting power? I am also going to get one and put it on my truck. Thanks.
     
  2. ryoken

    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    The summit ones seem to be a popular choice.... Think they run $150 to $200..

    A remote start solenoid will help the most, but I'd start with the mini... Never hurts to have a badass starter under there..
     
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    Yeah, FURD style solenoid, works fantastic.
     
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    Do the solenoid first. You most likely not need the mini starter once you do that unless your running extremely high compression.
     
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    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Not to be an argumentative d*ck or anything but your also adding a potentially failing component to a system...

    I'm not objecting to it, heck, most boats I work on have multiple slave solenoids. But I do try to keep in mind that your adding more connections to fail, plus the solenoid itself... And with the quality of wiring work I see most people do, it's an issue sooner, rather than later...

    Also I'll take a quality mini over a full size starter anyday.. high compression or not.. You couldn't kill the Tilton i had in my Chevelle...
     
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