[Healeys] Starter

Oudesluys coudesluijs at chello.nl
Wed Mar 15 16:41:30 MDT 2017

The starter is powerful enough. A proper rebuild is all it needs. A good 
clean of the commutator on a lathe and new brushes should bring back the 
strength. Also new bearings will help.
Kees Oudesluijs

Op 15-3-2017 om 20:16 schreef Bob Spidell:
> Finally got my rebuilt engine in my BJ8 and started this weekend.  At 
> first, it ran rough and backfired, but we spotted a secondary ignition 
> lead shorting out--which probably caused the backfiring--and the 
> timing was inexplicably set way retarded and once that was corrected 
> it runs like the proverbial Swiss watch. Based on my scientific 
> analysis--feeling the exhaust pulses at the tailpipe--this engine is 
> making big bangs so the compression should be excellent (I'm hoping 
> for 160psi on all 6 or better). But--there's always a 'but'--my 
> starter seems to have become impotent as far as cranking the engine 
> when (both are) hot.  AFAIK the starter is original and not rebuilt 
> and has nearly 200K miles on it so a rebuild is likely in order but 
> are our old Lucas starters up to motivating a fresh engine with good 
> compression?  I really don't want to go with a gear reduction starter, 
> but if the old Lucas whiffs what else can I do?
> TIA,
> Bob
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