TMA62 Posted August 22, 2016 Report Share Posted August 22, 2016 I have a 1971 with a Chevy 350. The car has had an off-frame restoration including rebuilding the engine and transmission. The car will start fine when cold and after driving a short distance (less than an hour). However, after driving long distances on freeway driving (more than 1 hour), the starter will now work at all. I have checked the battery wires and connections; it is all tight and secure. My attention is turning to the starter and the proximity to the exhaust header. The single pipe header is approximately 3 inches away from the starter solenoid. It is possible that the solenoid is getting very hot from the header. Have any of you experienced this type of problem? Have you considered different starters or a heat shield that can be wrapped around the starter? I am thinking of getting one to try it before into getting another starter. Experiences, thoughts, advice? Thanks in advance! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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