[Healeys] Replacing the starter with a gear reduction starter
bspidell at comcast.net
Fri Dec 11 09:25:44 MST 2020
My BN2 became hard to start a while ago. I installed new batteries and
had the starter rebuilt, and I painted it. When I'd initially installed
the starter I'd used grade 8 bolts, grade 8 nuts and grade 8 split
washers and flat washers under the nuts. I took the starter to a local
shop, who said the starter checked-out fine. When I re-installed it I
omitted the flat-washers, and the starter worked! Apparently, there was
enough paint on the starter and the engine paint to prevent good
conduction; the split washers cut through the paint enough to allow
conductivity. I don't know if grade 8 hardware is less conductive than
grade 5, but since the starter is grounded through the engine plate you
need a good connection there (IOW, scrape the paint off).
On 12/10/2020 8:36 PM, banjojohn via Healeys wrote:
> I expect you've already checked other possible reasons for hard
> starting issues, but I had a problem a few years ago that turned out
> to be a poor connection at a battery terminal resulting in high
> resistance. Just a thought before you start replacing things is to
> check connections and grounds.
> John O'Brien
> '61 bugeye (Lucy)
> '65 BJ8 (Madelyn)
> Sent from my Sprint Samsung Galaxy S10e.
> -------- Original message --------
> From: Michael Oritt via Healeys <healeys at autox.teaady checked m.net>
> Date: 12/10/20 9:00 PM (GMT-06:00)
> To: Bob Begani <rfbegani at gmail.com>
> Cc: Ahealey help <healeys at autox.team.net>
> Subject: Re: [Healeys] Replacing the starter with a gear reduction
> As said you can install the starter from under the car. Though the
> adapter plates and motor units are indexable to fit most all
> applications usually there is only one position that will fit on each
> car so you will probably have to play with things a bit before you
> find the correct set-up.
> Best--Michael Oritt
> On Thu, Dec 10, 2020 at 2:56 PM Bob Begani <rfbegani at gmail.com
> <mailto:rfbegani at gmail.com>> wrote:
> You may remember I mentioned my BJ8 would not start after a run
> because of overheating. the engine did turn over with a wrench,
> and 50 amp on the starter made it only moan. So I will replace
> the starter. Many of you have recommended a gear reduction
> starter which is available from Moss and others. What source do
> you recomend.? Also, I see it shows an additional bulge which
> must be the gears. Will it fit into my BJ8 engine compartment
> without having to remove the engine? As it is I will have to take
> out the tunnel to get to the starter bolts.
> Another item I should have replaced when I rebuilt the engine was
> the oil pump. When the engine is hot the oil pressure drops to
> less that 20 psi at idle. This engine was rebuilt with only 20
> over and is using the same cam etc. what oil pump should i
> install and is the Moss pump a reasonable replacement?
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