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Enough already with the hard starting when hot!

I'm getting ready to order a starter from Jegs: Powermaster #713-9506

Just need to be sure that it'll fit.

The block in my '64 Fairlane is a 390 from a '73 truck (stamped D3TE)

Has anyone used the Powermaster #713-9506 starter in a similar application?

Thanks for your help!
 

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If you have headers, you can pretty much forget about a mini starter.
 

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If you have headers, you can pretty much forget about a mini starter.
Thanks for the response.

Yeah I've got Crites headers, but I'm puzzled.

I just assumed the mini-starters allowed for more clearance for headers.
 

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My guess would be to contact Crites and get their opinion.

I went through the whole exercise with a starter in my 427 '63 Galaxie with cast headers. I wasted my money on one, because in all rotating positions, it wouldn't fit.
Since then, I believe that Robbmc is now doing starters for the early FE flywheels.
 

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My guess would be to contact Crites and get their opinion.

I went through the whole exercise with a starter in my 427 '63 Galaxie with cast headers. I wasted my money on one, because in all rotating positions, it wouldn't fit.
Since then, I believe that Robbmc is now doing starters for the early FE flywheels.

Thanks again. I'll try to get some info at Robbmc and maybe the guys in the

Fairlane section have tried the Crites headers with a mini starter.
 

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No matter what you get, if you don't protect it from the heat it will do the same thing. A more powerful starter simply means it will drag a bit less before it also dies. Shield it.

David
 

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No matter what you get, if you don't protect it from the heat it will do the same thing. A more powerful starter simply means it will drag a bit less before it also dies. Shield it.

David
I hear ya!

This weekend I wrapped the headers near the starter area, for a test.

By now, the starter may be too far gone for a proper experiment but after the wrapping (ambient temp and route identical- 190 degree engine at shutdown) the results were the same.

You bet the new starter, if I ever find one, will be protected.
 
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