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Old 08-24-2019, 04:16 PM   #1
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Met a fellow today who was admiring my 39. As guys do we started talking about the car still being 6volt pos ground. He asked if I had any issues with it. To which I replied not really - if I was to complain about anything it would be hard start when the car is very hot. At which he stated wrap the starter with insulation.

Now before you guys start beating me up. I have good ground, right size cables and bubba distro, skip coil and electric fuel pump.

All Id like to know is: has anyone tried a insulated wrap on starter?
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Old 08-24-2019, 04:57 PM   #2
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You should have told the guy that would be about as effective as wrapping your head in bubble wrap when you have a headache.
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I doubted it but ya never know....thanks
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You should have told the guy that would be about as effective as wrapping your head in bubble wrap when you have a headache.
It works if your feet are in ice water
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I think the starter insulation wrap is used on Chevys that have the solenoid on the starter motor. I believe its the solenoid that doesn't want to work when it gets hot not the starter motor.
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I think the starter insulation wrap is used on Chevys that have the solenoid on the starter motor. I believe its the solenoid that doesn't want to work when it gets hot not the starter motor.
The Gent did indeed have a Chevy
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Chevys are prone to having headaches too.
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Long tube header on a lot of OHV engines are very close to and wrap around the starters. After you have to replace the starters several times you learn to use heat shields and wraps to keep the header heat off the starter. Don't believe header heat is normally an issue on flatheads.
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Chevys are prone to having headaches too.

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Old 08-25-2019, 09:35 AM   #10
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starter wrap on a V8, 39,49 or even 59 I never ran across that one, BUT once I had a
C80 with 427 GMC (truck engine) not only wrapping the starter but we had to put
boot shields on the plug wires; asbestos shields I also think the 366 truck engines also
suffered from this. Flatheads don't suffer from this. My V8 whips over like 12vts
from 0 degrees to in the 90's. I bought a new 1970 coupe deville loved the color it was
like Olive inside and out black top even 8 track tape. Any highway 65 speed limit them
days on interstate pull off for snack or fuel and ruh, ruh, ruh, like dead battery gotta
wait an hour. Poor car with only about 2500 miles traded for a new Lincoln - problem
solved. Maybe you have the ""hot supper Caddy syndrome"" anyone of age can remember not to race a Caddilac and shut her off, like a compression lock. My fresh
46 V8 slowly crept into this thought my new battery was junk napa gave me a new
commercial 6 vt batt same thing IT was the start solenoid even thought it was new made across the pond - and what do they know about USA flatheads they don't even
know how to read a tape measure LOL just a rambln on a dreary day. sam
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