Mel Posted November 11, 2014 Report Share Posted November 11, 2014 Problem first arose a couple of years ago. Car had sat for about an hour on a quite warm day and the amp meter pegged (-) when I tried to restart it. A couple of taps on the solenoid and the car started. I had to make a couple of stops before getting home and it did the same thing once more. New starter and solenoid and the problem was not seen for about another year and a half. About three months ago, the problem arose again. At that point, the battery was at least six years old. (I've had the car for six years and it was the battery in the car when I bought it.) The battery is in the trunk. I replaced the battery and replaced the #4 multistrand ground wire from the battery to the engine with #2 fine stranded copper wire and figured the problem was cured. A couple of days ago, it balked again. I hit the start position on the ignition switch 5-6 times and it then engaged and started. I'm pretty sure heat is causing the problem. From what I understand, these cars don't have trouble getting heat out of the engine but do have trouble getting the heat out from under the hood. The starter has the standard heat shield around it but I wonder if someone knows if there is some aftermarket heat shield that is effective. Is this a problem with the 327/300 motor, in general? Does the 'Hi Torque' starter work? (I believe these are for the very high compression, racing setups but I'm not certain.) Thanks for any help. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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