Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Russellville KY
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high torque mini starters?
What are you guys using?
I bought a Summit starter rated at 1.9 hp. My stock starter works but it cranks slow and the cable gets hot. I figured it was time. Plus it's gotta save some weight too!
Well, I took a chance on the Summit starter. It worked three times. Not like three days or three trips. Literally three times. So I remembered the paperwork saying that if you over-tighten the battery terminal it could cause a misalignment of the contacts. (see pics). So I popped the cover off. I was sure I didn't overtighten it but what the heck, I better check. Well, I didn't overtighten it. The side that the battery cable bolts to was making contact in three spots. But the other side was barely making contact.
I could probably "fix" it but I figure this is a crappy design and unreliable. I don't need that. So I called Summit, explained what I saw and said I want a refund. They said send it back, so I am.
This brings me to my question, what should I get? I don't want cheap China crap. This needs to be reliable. Is MSD any good?
Married to TARA so that makes me "TARA-fied"!
1967 Mustang with 1970 429, C6 & 9"