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Old 01-09-2011, 02:19 PM
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High Torque Starter Questions

I just started my brand new 383 a few minutes ago. It actually started... (1st motor I have put together and I was scared to death to hit the starter!!)

It died shortly after it started a couple of times as my carb isn't quite setup right. Problem is that my starter just won't turn the thing over after it has run a little. My starter is just the run of the mill Adv. Auto Parts starter. My engine has 9.6:1 compression. I also unhooked the power to dizzy to make sure I didn't have timing advanced to far. This resulted in the same thing....barely turning motor over.

1. Does my starter just not have enough umph to start this thing?

2. If I get a high torque starter, can I just mount it up, plug it in, and go?

I don't understand these high torque starters. Does the high torque starter just have gear reduction to give it more torque, which turns the motor over a little slower. Seems like the only other way for high torque would require more current draw?
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