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Thread: Need help selecting a GOOD starter for my 68 Fairlane 390. Pinion Gear problems
          
   
   

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    Thanks everyone for your information and tips. I am ordering the Powermaster 3131 High Torque starter from Summit which sounds like a great choice. I also need to figure out what is slowly draining my battery so that I get maximum power to the starter. Ever since I installed a new headlight switch this problem popped up. I've got a few days until the starter arrives so hopefully I can figure this out. Thanks again for everyone's knowledge. I love this forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stotzbotz View Post
    Thanks everyone for your information and tips. I am ordering the Powermaster 3131 High Torque starter from Summit which sounds like a great choice. I also need to figure out what is slowly draining my battery so that I get maximum power to the starter. Ever since I installed a new headlight switch this problem popped up. I've got a few days until the starter arrives so hopefully I can figure this out. Thanks again for everyone's knowledge. I love this forum.
    Good choice on the starter. I really think you will be happy with that one.

    Also, (Ever since I installed a new headlight switch this problem popped up.). Make sure you do not have a hot wire attached to the dash light rheostat. If it feels warm, hot, that could be the problem. Do you have a test light handy ?

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    Do you remember what they charged you for that starter? I was considering a Powermaster 3131 High Torque starter for $149.00 from Summit but am reading there is a problem with the nose cone being improperly designed which hits your flywheel and results in a bad fit. I'm sure that some grinding in the right place would solve the problem but how would I know where to grind on it and would it void your warranty. I do have the starter positioning plate installed by the way.

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    You can mount it, and by hand turn the crankshaft. If it hits, and you can turn it more, ok. If not, crank one way, then the other to mark it. I never had any trouble myself. You just modify it like anything else.

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    Seems to me that for 149 dollars they could make it so it would fit correctly.
    I'd be asking the manufacturer if "adding clearance" will cause you warranty issues before doing the deed!
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    (I'd be asking the manufacturer if "adding clearance" will cause you warranty issues before doing the deed!)
    That's exactly what I would do...
    Meanwhile, you never know who was mounting the starter. I mean you get so many that just can't seem to do the job the first time. Or it's the way they got the motor, trans, or vehicle, and are not familiar with it (brand of vehicle). Could be other problems, they are missing the plate, wrong flexplate, etc... No one shows you what they are working on, so it's really hard to tell. I always try to ask to see what they are doing. Makes everything so much easier... Sometimes, they forget, we don't even know what you are working on...
    ps: Not in every case of course. This just entered my mind at the moment...
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    Thanks everyone for your help. After everything being considered I have ordered a Powermaster 9606 Mastertorque starter. I will also make sure to keep my battery charged properly and now need to figure out where the slow drain on it is originating from. Appreciate this forum and you folks that subscribe to it and are kind enough to take the time to help me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stotzbotz View Post
    Thanks everyone for your help. After everything being considered I have ordered a Powermaster 9606 Mastertorque starter. I will also make sure to keep my battery charged properly and now need to figure out where the slow drain on it is originating from. Appreciate this forum and you folks that subscribe to it and are kind enough to take the time to help me.
    Did you hunt for best price. It very's depending on who you get it from...

    ps: You will probably get this with the starter, but I just wanted to be sure...

    http://www.powermastermotorsports.co...rd_starter.pdf
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    found that the ability to clock the started is needed to use with factory cj manifolds on my 428. as fixed high torque placed the soleniod directly under the manifold
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