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Author Topic:   Starter motors blowing up.
leapinlizard
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 402
posted June 06, 2005 10:19 AM  
Recommend a starter motor for mods with with 12/13:1 compression and locked timing. I'm tired of breaking starters.

artie727
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 26
posted June 06, 2005 10:30 AM  
Try unlocking the distributer. Install the softest springs MSD makes. It will allow it to crank a lot better and still get full advance at a relatively low rpm.

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Artie Perilloux
A & M Motorsports

leapinlizard
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 402
posted June 06, 2005 10:56 AM  
I'll be doing that as well. Still need a good starter though.

artie727
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 26
posted June 06, 2005 11:09 AM  
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Originally posted by leapinlizard:
I'll be doing that as well. Still need a good starter though.

Well the tilton starters are real good but a little pricy.

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Artie Perilloux
A & M Motorsports

WesternAuto17
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 569
posted June 06, 2005 11:24 AM  
I've got a Tilton with a Hitachi motor that is on its 7th season, 4th engine and I've never touched it. Works great. Timing has been locked in from 34 to 36 on all 4 engines.

IowaFuzzy1
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 136
posted June 06, 2005 10:41 PM  
Wire your ignition so that you can crank it and then flip the ignition on while it's spinning.Haven't had to replace a starter since.

leapinlizard
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 402
posted June 07, 2005 08:32 AM  
Already done that. It's my crew that can't remember how to start it. I'd rather take way all possibilties.

mdsteacher
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 145
posted June 07, 2005 08:36 AM  
I bought a Hitachi starter from Lane Automotive this spring to use on a high compression engine and it works flawlessly. Car starts immediately. Hitachi Pro Extreme or Dominator at about $170.

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eenfield
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 116
posted June 08, 2005 07:37 PM  
CSR makes a real nice one. The quality of their work, parts and fit is quite nice.

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