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Old 10-16-2003, 09:08 PM
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Cool High-torque starter recommendations..

I've determined that I need a High-torque, gear reduction mini starter for my rebuilt 454. I would like to get one that is rated for a minimum of 11:1(to play it safe..think i'm at about 10:1)....does anyone have any particluar brands/models etc.. that they recommend, or any that are recommended to stay away from? Thanks

-Paul

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Old 10-17-2003, 05:31 AM
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Check out Summit, they have Powermaster X5 ($200.00) that's good to 18.1 or Powermaster Master/Torque up to 12.1($150.00). CSI makes real quality starters but are a bit pricey.
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Paul, not to change your mind or anything, but, 10-1 isn't too much for a properly operating reg. starter. Temp or timing, connections and/ or faulty starter?
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Old 10-17-2003, 08:18 AM
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Paul,

High torque starters are always nice to have, but certainly in your case (10:1) not necessary. They help if you have a tight fit with your headers and most any high torque mini starter are rated to turn over an 18:1 cr engine (of course on a gas engine you won't have that).
I have a power master that has never let me down.

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Paul.
Check out Ebay. There mini starters are about 50-80 bucks less depending on the brand you choose. HG
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Thanks for the info...I'm still going to check out the timing, try retarding it a bit and see if that helps. Everything else has proven to be fine..battery, starter, connections...SO, I guess the timing is pretty much all it could be..

Just thought I would get some info on these starters too, for if I go to one.. Thanks guys

-Paul
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Im running a CSI on both of my camaros and love them.
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Hemmie is right on, I got a GM Performance mini for $78.00 NIB off eBay.

If you'd rather trouble shoot your starter, you might consider overheating...get a shield for it.

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I've had good luck with the cvr starter from jegs or summit. Only $150. and it's been in the car a few years with no complaints.
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Old 10-25-2003, 04:24 PM
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Retarding the timing a bit did the trick, fires right up with no problem now; without a high-torque. Thanks guys!
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you can save about 20 lbs with the one they sell here www.dragraceparts.com
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