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Starter help
#1363990 Mon Jun 08 2020 02:43 PM
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Pieman Offline OP
New Guy
I’m having a 1954 235 put in to replace my 216. Motor is in and I’m using the old starter from the 216. It’s having trouble turning the motor over. Yes it’s 6 volts. Rebuilt generator, new regulator but I believe 40 year old starter.

Would rebuilding the starter fix the issue? I’m sure the 225 will take a little more juice to turn over but it still should be able to do it. Very quick advice needed! Thanks!

Re: Starter help
Pieman #1363999 Mon Jun 08 2020 03:19 PM
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Grease Monkey, Moderator General Truck Talk & Greasy Spoon
First, before you blame the starter, make sure ALL your grounds are to clean bare metal. If it still cranks slow then consider a rebuild.🛠


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Re: Starter help
Justhorsenround #1364001 Mon Jun 08 2020 03:22 PM
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Pieman Offline OP
New Guy
Thanks, I'm going to look at it, make sure the grounds are good, proper #1 cable to the starter, etc. May take it and have it rebuilt anyway since its been on the truck since I've started working on it.

JS

Re: Starter help
Pieman #1364041 Mon Jun 08 2020 08:11 PM
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If you used the 216 flywheel you must use the 216 starter. Vise versa.


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Re: Starter help
Wrenchbender Ret. #1364128 Tue Jun 09 2020 12:37 PM
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New Guy
Just swapped the 235 and put the 216 starter on. It seems to turn the motor just fine, but it doesn't seem to fire. Mechanic says it will fire with a 12 volt jump. What needs to be done? I'm sick of waiting.

Re: Starter help
Pieman #1364137 Tue Jun 09 2020 02:13 PM
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Shop Shark
If its turning the motor, "just fine", why do you think its a starter issue? Did you check for spark, fuel?

Re: Starter help
Pieman #1364144 Tue Jun 09 2020 02:49 PM
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Shop Shark
A 6 volt starter will work fine on 12 volts. Just don't leave it on forever.

Ed


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Re: Starter help
glenns towing #1364155 Tue Jun 09 2020 04:28 PM
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I think it needs a little more spark. Will start with 12v jump. I will try some starter fluid to confirm if it’s fuel

Re: Starter help
Pieman #1364162 Tue Jun 09 2020 05:11 PM
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Shop Shark
Ether wipes oil off the cylinder walls, best to use a small oil can or such with gasoline in it.

Ed


'37 GMC T-18 w/ DD 4-53T, RTO-610, 6231 aux., '95 GMC running gear, full disc brakes, power steering, 22.5 wheels and tires.
'47 GMC 1 ton w/ 302, NP-540, 4wd, full width Blazer front axle.
'54 GMC 630 w/ 503 gasser, 5 speed, ex fire truck, shortened WB 4', install 8' bed.
Re: Starter help
Pieman #1364199 Tue Jun 09 2020 07:52 PM
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I wouldn't use starting fluid, spray choke ? carb cleaner would be my advice.


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