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racer2
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 352
posted February 05, 2005 05:27 AM  
a friend of mine has a 350 chevy with a 168 tooth auto flexplate,put a mini starter on it and cant get it to stop binding on flywheel.even with 1/8 of shims.he had problems with other stock starters too whats up with this?

akadirtracer7
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 217
posted February 05, 2005 05:49 AM  
one second

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akadirtracer7
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 217
posted February 05, 2005 05:50 AM  
are you shimming across the whole starter . You can shim one side to .

racer2
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 352
posted February 05, 2005 06:35 AM  
yes the whole starter..thank you, that sounds like it will work...never thought of that.

backwoodsracer
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 88
posted February 06, 2005 09:26 AM  
We had the same type problem and found that you can also shim the motor away from the aluminum mounting block.Solved our problem.

leapinlizard
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 402
posted February 07, 2005 10:54 AM  
Are you using the right bolt holes?


NOBODY
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 11
posted February 07, 2005 04:50 PM  
I don't want to get you started on a new goose chase, but I had the same sort of problem. We even went so far that it finaly broke the block out from taking the bolts in and out so many times. The problem was not enough juice, the ground was not good enough. There was too much paint on all of the mounting surfaces, i.e. the frame and motor plate. It acted just like a starter that was bindig. I hope this doesn't cause you any trouble from my thoughts, but all you have to do is try a good ground strap from the engine to the frame.

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