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Thread: Need a better starter for a 383 SBC

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    Member MASTER JOURNEYMAN
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    Need a better starter for a 383 SBC

    I have a 383 SBC chevy with 12.5:1 compression. Occasionally, not often, I forget to turn off ignition before cranking and sometimes the motor kicks back. I am on my 2nd "life time warranty" starter from the parts store.

    Will the gear drive starters last better? Is a big block starter the same or are they better? Anyway, I would like to get a starter that would take a bit more abuse.

    Any help is appreciated.

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    A gear reduction starter will work much better. Depending on how much advance you are running, it might be worth installing a starter saver that kicks the timing back 20 degrees while you are cranking it.

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    Senior Member RACING JUNKIE fla1976's Avatar
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    Starter

    Here is a cheap fix for the Chevy starter blues. The starter is fine usually, but the solenoid gets hot and can't get enough amperage to crank the engine fast enough.
    http://www.oldengine.org/unfaq/solenoid.htm
    http://www.streetrodstuff.com/Articl...tart_Problems/
    http://www.maliburacing.com/starter_solenoid.html

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