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Old 02-09-2005, 08:22 AM
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Problems with starter.

I have a 1979 Chevrolet Nova, it originally came with an L6 4.1 or whatever, small straight six though. I have been working the last 3 months in building up a decent 5.7 350 sb to put in it, the engine went in easy enough and didn't give me to much trouble firing up, broke it in, drove just fine. The transmission works the "quadra bog" is tuned in the right way and everything, so the engine runs perfect, but the major problem with it is the starter keeps coming loose from the flywheel. It will start for about 4-5 times but then it acts like it came loose and makes that nasty ringing noise. I have tried replacing it with a different starter thinking maybe the bendix piece didn't work or something. I have the correct starter bracket for the car and it still isn't holding it correctly. Is there any other aspect to the starter I am missing that could solve this problem. Thanks for the help.

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Old 02-09-2005, 10:21 AM
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are you using the correct bolts? The correct bolts must be used with no washers on them of any kind. They should be knurled bolts with shoulders, the shoulders fit into the machined slots in the starter to assure it doesn`t move, make sure they fit into the shoulders and tighten the He** out of them and this should take care of the problem.
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You must use proper starter bolts. Torque to 30-35 ftlbs.

Starter may need to be shimmed. Line up teeth in starter with ring gear. Pry bendix out with screw driver. Install paper clip between the end of the lined up starter tooth and the flywheel. If paper clip will not fit. Starter is too close to flywheel.
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You Might want to Inspect the Ring Gear too...........
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