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Look at this starter's guts...

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by uglytruk, Jun 8, 2006.

  1. uglytruk

    uglytruk 1/2 ton status

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    Just pickjed up this beaut, Goodwrench 6.2, and after sitting a few years, she barely turned. So even though the starter looked really 'recent', out it came. This is what I found....

    Anybody have a wholesale supplier of starter parts that aren't made in China? Like those old HD solenoids, but $35 at NAPA. No wonder they're all from far east...

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  2. uglytruk

    uglytruk 1/2 ton status

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    You can' t really see it, but the strap broke off the wire to the field and toasted the bar and the little bolt that goes to the solenoid. Also did a number to the brush contact area, but sanded off alright.
     
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    uglytruk 1/2 ton status

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    Anybody 'wanna stab at the option sheet?
     
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    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    funny rpo tag. never seen one with no writing just 3 dig stuff on that style tag backer. :confused:
     
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    http://www.nastyz28.com/rpomenu.html Looks like thats a comprehensive list, most don't break it out car/truck only.

    G60 is auxillary spring, that much I looked up, as I hadn't seen it before.
     
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    uglytruk 1/2 ton status

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    Aux springs, you say...

    Too bad no G80/POSI... Looks like it wuz exported from Kanada, as wuz common in late 70's, 80's.

    As rusty as it looks/is, the frame is only lightly rusted, compared to my other straight axles...

    I'll post a better pix of G60 soon...

    How 'bout those drums? My adjacent 3/4T Sub has optional JB7 brakes, but these are even BIGGER, and front D60 has what looks like Ford calipers. New to me...

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    We need pics....of the calipers
     
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    Here they are...

    Business card from selling dealer??? Stuff in french...

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    is that thing in the second photo of your most recent post the french car dealer? :D sorry, not much help otherwise, except that i know i got my starter solenoid for $15. not too helpful tho.
     
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    good god man ! where is that truck from :eek1: ? That thing makes my crewcab look showroom new :haha: . Man , that is alot of rust . I have heard of the rust problems back east but I have never seen it in person . I know on the tercel4wd bb we have a few Canadians and they say the rust is pretty bad up there . I guess it eat's import cars pretty fast :haha: . look's like a good parts truck .
     
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    Wait 'till I show you a few rust buckets...

    Welcome to the rustbelt!!! :haha:

    That truck is an "easy" restoration! The frame is very nice, just medium scale towards the rear, and Taiwan steel panels readily available. I would even consider repairing it, but reality steps in the way everyday. Roofs to repair, water tanks to change, workers to supervise... life of a LandLord... :(
    Shame that we have to waste the time with the rust issue. But that's life!

    I'll send you some pix of the Banks Turbo Sub I wuz driving everyday until February when the motor took a hike... Talk about rust... :eek1:
     
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    More starter problems...

    Bought this junker/clunker plow truck for $200, and everytime I work on it, something else goes wrong. It was cranking fine, 'till last night. Starter bolts were very loose, and here's what I found inside.
    Broken wire to brush, and 2 halves of retainer for drive, at the wrong end!

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    I picked one up like that for $350. It was a 79 3/4 ton with a 350/465/205/d44/14bff. It only had 29,000 original miles! Came with a fisher plow (now on my flatbed). The only problem ws that it had a salt spredder on the back (I didn't get it:( ) and rusted the frame out. It made it one season till it busted in half.
     
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    I didn't take pics of the starter I took apart last week, but it looked a lot like yours except it also fried 2 out of 4 of the coils.
    So now it's just a parts giver.
    I have a dozen starters used I need to go thru them and make maybe a half dozen good ones.
    :bow:
     
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    Never, EVER seen a fried coil in a GM starter. Though a fellow down the road rebuilds 'em, and there's always junk on his workbench... LOL
     
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    You serious?
    I have burned sooo many myself.
    Once one is shot the starter gets really slow and then you keep pushing it and it overworks because it's unbalanced and another burns then you are dead in the water.
    I always ended up putting BBC starters on my SBC because they had the bigger diameter = more torque and I did the remote solenoid.
     

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