Chevelle problems- Starts cold, wont start hot

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  1. uofapeter

    uofapeter New Member

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    Finally got my 1967 Chevelle.

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    I've been taking care of alot of minor issues since it has arrived but overall i am very happy with the thing.

    I'm believe I'm having a starter issue. She will start up immediately in the mornings or anytime it has been sitting for a while. When I'm cruising around for longer than a half hour, stop somewhere, and try to restart it, i get nothing but a very subtle single click from under the hood.

    I let it sit for about ten to fifteen minutes and it'll fire right up. The engine runs and feels very strong.

    Other electrical on the vehicle works fine even when i get nothing from the starter.

    This is my first project car and any advice would be appreciated.

    EDIT: Current advice i have received: bad starter solenoid, soldering on the main relay is bad, starter isn't properly aligned
     
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    __Flatline__ New Member

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    it seems your seats are lined with gayness...when the car is running...

    car gets mad... wont start...

    why no milk thread when you got it.. shits badass?
     
  3. Mr.Right

    Mr.Right N2O

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    starter is gettin too hot.

    i am going to guess it has a header primary very close.

    put a new starter solenoid on, or a starter heat sheild.
     
  4. uofapeter

    uofapeter New Member

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    Lemme get some better pics, then ill milk thread it. Will your gf pose in a thong on the hood?
     
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    __Flatline__ New Member

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    i may be able to pull this...

    and *bonus her 3 roomates
     
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    heat saturated starter most likley

    a heat shield for your starter should fix if that indeed is the problem.
     
  7. uofapeter

    uofapeter New Member

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    Detailing tonight.. lets make it happen
     
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    uofapeter New Member

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    I will def look into this.. thanks for the advice
     
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    __Flatline__ New Member

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    you'd have to roll down their with me.. cause i am going down there... i think...
     
  10. had the same problem on my 68 chevy. Be careful, after the starter heatsoaks like that about 4 times itll die completely. A heatshield might work but my primary was so close to the soleniod that a heatshield would have touched both and removed the small airgap. Another idea is a mini starter. Thats what I ended up going with.
     
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    good luck with that fix. Nice car.
     
  12. uofapeter

    uofapeter New Member

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    Really? I figured I'd heat wrap that section of the exhaust and throw on the heat shield and see if it fixes the prob. Ill keep the mini starter idea in mind.. What brand did you use?
     
  13. retorq

    retorq What up bitch??

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    I used a std generic mini starter off ebay and have had great luck with it. You can setup a remote solenoid like the Fords have, mount it on the firewall, lots of guys do that and it works awesome. The problem is the solenoid overheating, not the starter itself, the solenoid is that like round thing attached on the top, closest to the header pipes ....
     
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    retorq What up bitch??

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    Sick car btw.
     
  15. Devoidarex

    Devoidarex Rexversusu v.2.0

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    I agree that the clicking sound is likely due to a sticking solenoid.
     
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    uofapeter New Member

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    Thanks dude.. Parts ordered.. will post results soon
     
  17. this would also work
     
  18. jDMJeRk

    jDMJeRk Turbocharging Specialist

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    Or just buy a real starter and make sure its shimmed properly :)
     
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    pathOFdisaster Resident Ford Troll OT Supporter

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    Nah son

    Some fuckin tin foil and header wrap will fix that shit..

    Heat soak FTL
     
  20. uofapeter

    uofapeter New Member

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    Update: I ended up buying a heat shield that didn't fit online. So i decided to go down to Lopers, the local Chevy performance shop, they recommended one of these for $25:

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    I was sketchy at first but once i got under the hood it was clear that the header was nearly touching the starter solenoid. Put this thing on and problem solved. Can cruise around for hours and she'll fire right back up immediately. Thanks for the help guys!
     
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    OR, i was 100% correct, and it only cost him $25.

    thank you, come again*



    *apu voice.
     
  22. Hookupz

    Hookupz DAT ASS

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    i want a chevelle how much did you happen to buy that for?
     

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