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eddie7232
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 36
posted April 17, 2003 10:11 PM  
Need some more help.! I just took the car out for the start of the season. I installe dheaders during the off-season. The headers touch the starter. I tried to wrap with some gasket material, and then wrapped with aluminum foil!! Was told to wrap with sheet metal but did not have any. What are some solutions??? Car would not start after it got up to temp. had to push car off last 3 runs. Thanks for any input.?!!!!!

towmandan
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 370
posted April 17, 2003 10:39 PM  
The two best things that come to mind are different headers or a mini stater. Otherwise fab a heat shield that bolts to solinoid and the back of the starter and if you dont have room your back to the mini starter....Hope this helps a little.... towman

marple
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 147
posted April 18, 2003 12:24 AM  
eddie i'm in no way making fun of you,but do you have any pics of the starter wrapped in aluminum foil?

eddie7232
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 36
posted April 18, 2003 07:37 PM  
will posts pics tommorrow of aluminum foil !!!! "Low Budget Racing" !!

SLEEPY GOMEZ
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 295
posted April 18, 2003 11:26 PM  
If the header is actually touching the starter you can dent the header slightly to get clearance. You must have an air gap if only a 1/16". Denting the header slightly has little effect on power, if you can't start the engine that is a big effect. Once you have an air gap then use an insulator, but still have an air gap no matter how small. SLEEPY

marple
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 147
posted April 19, 2003 12:06 AM  
my dad robbed some type of inslating material that goes around boiler tubes from where he works.if you can get some of that it works real good.but man is it ugly.

redneck racing
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 860
posted April 19, 2003 08:57 PM  
Eddie try putting a heat sheild around the solenoid they can be bought at the local parts store for around $6.00. Eddie

eddie7232
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 36
posted April 21, 2003 07:16 AM  


 
Here is the pic. of aluminum foil.! I am going to try and remove starter and beat header for additional clearence tomaorrow.

wizzard
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 306
posted May 20, 2003 07:15 PM  
nice pic's now thats low buget racin at it's finest.i had the same problem i just stuck a pry bar in between the header and the starter and moved the header away a little put in a heat sheild made out of tin(coffe can)not tinfoil and problem want away

Trophy Chaser
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 5
posted June 09, 2003 01:12 AM  
Aside from heat, method of starting will help also.Pump gas twice, press starter button to get motor spining, then flip ignition on. Fuel will cool and lube chamber, off ign. will allow motor to spin freely, should help

jay116
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 428
posted June 09, 2003 07:04 AM  
They make ones that stay away from the starter better,you may try double gaskets or a spacer on the header for more clearance.

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