New starter too close to headers? plus more.
I just replaced my old starter on my 68 camaro big block. The old starter wouldn't turn the engine when it was hot. I was told that it was because that the starter got too hot? is that right? Well anyways I replaced it with a new mini gear starter, since I thought that that would have more clearance to the headers, but it sits pretty close to the headers. There is only about 4-5mm of air between the two.
Will I be okay? Or will I just end up frying my new starter? Or did the old starter just die because it was old and not because of the heat?
I haven't tried to restart the car when it is hot yet.
I would hate to thrash a new starter because didn't do it right the first time around.... so any input will be appreciated.