[Healeys] FW: Starter resistance-FYI

John Sims ahbn6 at verizon.net
Fri Apr 17 05:46:34 MDT 2015

Johnson controls which makes Duralast also makes Interstate batteries. Go





John Sims

Aberdeen, NJ




From: Healeys [mailto:healeys-bounces at autox.team.net] On Behalf Of Warren
Sent: Friday, April 17, 2015 7:11 AM
To: Bob Spidell; Healey List
Subject: Re: [Healeys] FW: Starter resistance-FYI


    Bob wrote; "I thought Interstate was a good brand; I won't buy another
if I can help it."


Speaking of batteries, my experience with Autozone Duralast brand has been
positive. I now have them  in my daily drivers

and the Healey. 


 The one in the Healey was purchased 4/10/2003 and still going. I keep a
trickle charger on when stored for 7 mos. and also during driving season
when parked. Whether that has to do with  longevity or luck I don't know?  I
also trickle charge the daily drivers if I'm away for more than a week.
Newer cars drain fast.


 I plan to replace the Healey's battery(27-DG)  this spring. Don't want to
push my luck since I will be driving to Gettysburg in July for Enclave.




67 BJ8


Date: Thu, 16 Apr 2015 21:47:06 -0700
From: bspidell at comcast.net
To: healeys at autox.team.net
Subject: Re: [Healeys] FW: Starter resistance

An anecdote, but maybe it'll help:

When we restored our BN2, we went back to 2x6V batteries.  We had
intermittent starting problems; connections at the solenoid and elsewhere
would get pistol hot.  We had fabricated our own battery cables--from
double-ought stranded welding cable!--but my dad was worried our soldered
connections were bad.  We often charged the batteries to max charge on a
charger before testing the starting system.

Then, one day Dad accidentally shorted out the two batteries (he's lucky he
didn't get an explosion or splashed with acid, or both).  He replaced the
two batteries and, lo and behold,  the big 4-cyl spins over better than my
BJ8, and the 4 has better compression.  The car may sit for a couple months
but always has charge for a start.  Bottom line: still could be the battery.

Side note: the BN2's batteries are Interstate brand--golf cart batteries,
actually--and so are the 3 batteries I've had in my 2008 Mustang.  That's
right, 3 batteries in 7 years; the first two both went almost exactly at 3
years, I expect the third to go in 3 as well.  These Interstates are hecho
en Mexico; I wanted to buy a Parts+ battery but would have had to wait a day
to get it and this car is my daily driver.  I had a Parts+ battery go 7
years in my BJ8; it was still cranking but was on the low end of a load test
and I was getting ready for a long road trip.  And, it's made in the USA.

I thought Interstate was a good brand; I won't buy another if I can help it.


On 4/16/2015 5:28 PM, John Spaur wrote:

The pinion gear binds on the worm gear when is spins down and engages the
flywheel starter gear. I can recreate on the bench. When this first occurred
it was because the armature shaft could move too far forward which allowed
the pinon gear to move too far down the worm gear. I put a thrust washer
between the armature and the end plate (inside the motor) to limit the
movement of the armature shaft. There was already a very worn steel thrust
washer in that place.



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