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?? with high torque mini starter. who's running one?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by bablazer73, May 5, 2003.

  1. bablazer73

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    ?? with high torque mini starter. who\'s running one?

    I can't seem to get my mini starter to stop whinning when cranking. I tried some shims but the problem got worse! After checking it out, I found that the starter is to far away! shims made it worse! I don't know how to make it closer without shaving the starter boss down. anybody ever run into this??
     
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    Re: ?? with high torque mini starter. who\'s running one?

    One of the guys running a BBC 454 in our club had that problem (inproper machining of an aftermarket starter). He used the poor man's milling machine (big 7" disc grinder.....but a 4" would work too) to "shave" the mating surface down. He said it took him several tries (removing a little each time) to finally get it correct. He could have used shim(s) if he went too much, but did not feel like doing that, so he went a little at a time. He said the hard part was removing material uniformly (especially around the edges).
     
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    Re: ?? with high torque mini starter. who\'s running one?

    I have a Tilton mini starter that I got used from a guy with a drag car. He had the starter milled .030" before I got it. It fits and meshes wonderfully with my motor, no shims and never had any problems.
     
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    Re: ?? with high torque mini starter. who\'s running one?

    thats what I sort of figured i would do. if too much gets shaved, at least i can shim it back!
     
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    Re: ?? with high torque mini starter. who\'s running one?

    I went to the guy that does my starters. "i have never seen that before" but he is gonna mill .030 off the mount for me.
     
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    Re: ?? with high torque mini starter. who\'s running one?

    Henry BlaznRebl on this board has a mini starter on his 350 with no troubles I am aware of....might be more of a BB thing.
     
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    Re: ?? with high torque mini starter. who\'s running one?

    hey. i bought a powermaster for my 350. it went right on w/o n e shims. then when i swapped in the BB, it went right on there too without n e problems.

    NITRO
     
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    Re: ?? with high torque mini starter. who\'s running one?

    I got a summit mini starter on my BBC in my car. Bolted right in the first time and haven't had a problem with it. They include directions to make sure you have the proper clearance before you try to turn it over.
    It was like a paper clip you should be able to stick between the teeth. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: ?? with high torque mini starter. who\'s running one?

    How'd you make out with the starter?
     

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