Freitag, 8. Oktober 2010

first aid for HER

she got problems to start after a short or long drive. it seems as the battery is low but she isnt. my next assumption was the starter. after watching at some bulletin boards my guess was right. the heat of the header and the pipe  could be a problem for the starter on a SB.
short call to the us-speedshop and the ministarter came on his way to me. very nice people there. I like it if you can talk to real people if you have a problem.
last weekend I dismounted the old starter and got my first surprise. the bolts on the old one are diagonal the one on the new are in a row. sh.t ! so starter back and lookin for a new one. unfortunately I cant get one from these guys in Hamburg. I find one at Summit Racing but had no appetite to order there bc of all the taxes and duties here in Germany. that sux. end of the song - I ordered an normal starter with correct retainer. and maybe I build a lil heatshield for it. some of you would be say "hm changing a starter is not big thing", but for me it was the 1st one and Im happy ab it :)))

very tight inside; have to dismount the header first

old one with diagonal bolts

my professional car lift :) (better than nothing)

addition october, 09th 2010: IT WORKS :)


1 Kommentar:

  1. Hi Brian,
    I'm glad you had her going again. It's always nice to read your blog and follow the little stories about HER. ;-)
    Take care,