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Mudd bogger with Starter Problems

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Lane, Apr 23, 2004.

  1. Lane

    Lane Registered Member

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    I cant seem to get a stock starter to last in my mudd truck.
    Anyone know a good way to make um last or do I need to upgrade?

    MN MUDD BOGGER
    79Chasis, with 86body, 6"susp,2" body, 37"Boggers, 350 vortec,comp cam, perf intake, eddlebrock carb, TH400, NP203, GM14 bolt, Gm 10bolt.
     
  2. bigyellowjimmy

    bigyellowjimmy 1/2 ton status

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    Whats happening to them? Dead, turns over slowly...? How often do they go bad?
     
  3. Lane

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    It wont start when hot-just turns over slowly then eventually strips the gears. Ring gear is new and the starter works fine when cold. I have headers, so Im thinking that its getting hot, but I cant fiqure out why its stripping the starter gears when it starts turning slow, even though its is properly shimmed.
     
  4. nvrenuf

    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    Try a heat shield and/or a Ford solenoid upgrade, both can be found in a Summit catalog. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Evidently the starter is staying engaged briefly after the engine starts, I dont know how else the starter gears would strip if its shimmed correctly /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif Probably its getting heat soaked from the hot headers, try wrapped the solenoid in heat resistant material and installing a heat shield. You can get this stuff from speed shops or move the solenoid up inside the engine bay using a Ford solenoid. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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