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Author Topic:   starter problems
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Total posts: 968
posted August 14, 2005 12:07 PM  
Got a 406 with the sling weight between the crank and the flywheel. This moves the flywheel back about 1/8 further from the starter. I'm using a good Hitachi starter and just installed a new flywheel ring gear. I've got a welded HEI and run 36 degrees timing. The problem is the bendix only engages the flywheel by about 3/16 and when the motor kicks back it shears the tips off the gears. What to do? Does anyone else encounter this problem--?

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Dirt Freak

Total posts: 419
posted August 14, 2005 12:47 PM  
if you take the starter off and look on the end of the nose you will see a round can buy a diif end stop or you can take apart and file it down where starter gear will kick out more..

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 298
posted August 14, 2005 01:21 PM  
you can buy a stock 400 flywheel with the weight on it,or take you starter apart and remove the shim in the front of the head that sets the depth of the engagement.

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 7
posted August 24, 2005 09:01 PM  
flip flop your flywheel and counter weight making sure to keep balanced the same way that way you will gain the thickness of balance plate for flywheel to starter engagement spray wd40 on fly wheel after every wash makes metal slippery incase of engine kick back

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