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Dirt Roller

Total posts: 20
posted March 08, 2005 08:23 PM  
my little brothers car cranks fine cold but when it reaches 190 an u shut it off it turns over really slow it has a good battery backed by a 225 amp charger new starter when it gets to 190 or runs 10 minutes it just really turns over slow like starter is dragging an wont turn fast enogh to re-start it

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 165
posted March 08, 2005 08:26 PM  
Have you checked the timing of the motor? It is probably set to high.

Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 5390
posted March 08, 2005 08:38 PM  
please send it to thanks

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 111
posted March 09, 2005 06:25 AM  
My car had about the same problem, wouldnt start back after it had been running and sounded different when trying to start back. I backed the timing down from 36 to 32 and it starts fine now.

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 54
posted March 09, 2005 07:23 AM  
Ive tried most of these suggestions, the starter was not so hot that I couldnt put My hand on it, after running for 15 minutes, and reaching a temp of 200.The battery cables coming from the trunk are #2gauge.Im working on getting a ground to the frame in the trunk, and under the hood. I have a Ford solinoid under the hood, but its just along for the ride. Ive thought about wiring it so I can spin the motor, then hit the juice.Thats next. Thanks for all suggestions!The Brother

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 34
posted March 09, 2005 09:21 AM  
email me the wiring diagram for everything if you have it, if not just the diagram you have. My email is thanks

Dirt Forum Champ
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posted March 09, 2005 07:21 PM  
I did not use a Ford solinoid. I ran a hot wire to the starter button, then to the solinoid. Run a hot wire to a toggle switch then to distributor. Push the starter button get engine turning over then flip toggle switch. I used a 40 amp toggle and #10, or #8 wire, I forget, anyways, it was the next size bigger than the factory GM wiring.

Dirt Forum Champ
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posted March 10, 2005 04:58 PM  
little new to this - champ what does hei mean?

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 167
posted March 16, 2005 10:34 AM  
hei is the kind of distributer built after the points type. has coil in the top of the cap.

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