'67 Camaro - Starting issues - Team Camaro Tech
Electrical & Wiring Troubleshooting electrical.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Aug 14th, 11, 08:58 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 1
'67 Camaro - Starting issues

Hey guys - I am the proud new owner of '67 Camaro. I recently had the starter and distributor replaced... it also has a newer battery. When starting the beast, it now has a hesitation, which gets worse as the day goes on (longer hesitation) and then she decides enough is enough and does not want to start. It is very similiar in sound and feel to starting a car with a dieing battery.

Any help would be great!!

Thanks, Kent
Kent1967 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Aug 14th, 11, 09:01 AM
Senior Tech
May
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Philippines
Posts: 144
Re: '67 Camaro - Starting issues

Congrats for owning a '67 Camaro. Good Luck!!!!

LED Taillights
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Digital Tail Lights For Classic Cars
CamaroBeau is offline  
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Aug 14th, 11, 09:57 AM
Super Moderator
Bess-68's rule
 
Everett#2390's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Va Beach VA
Posts: 32,025
Garage
Re: '67 Camaro - Starting issues

Welcome, Kent, and congrats on your new buy. Enjoy the ride.

Your symptoms sound as if a few things may be happening.
1. Battery either too small in capacity or not recharged enough through driving. If you have an external regulated alternator, generally, keep the rpms above 2000 for about 15-20 minutes to recharge as ext reg'd systems don't have much recharge power at low rpms. You have to think or original design in the late '60's when there was not as much electronic devices as today, so less power. One thing you can do cheaply is replace the mechanical regulator with an electronic one, Wells P/N VR715, plug and play. This will give better control of system voltage at lower rpms.
2. Battery cables may be too small of wire gauge to handle the current demand and the hotter the wire, the less current at the other end from the battery. Along with the cables, comes the connection point of the cables, they must be clean, wire brush works well. Use a minumum of 1 AWG molded cables - no clamp-on post clamps as they add another problem - good side of the road fix, but not for a permanent fix.

Battery being too small means it would be taking more time to generate enough current for the demand requested. Again, goes along with #1 and #2. Might swap in a bigger battery and compare results.

Give a man a rescued dog for the health of both their souls. May 2017 ROTM Winner - Thank you!
'
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
CUBS - 2016 World Series Champions - Thank you, Joe Madden enjoy your next chapter.
Everett#2390 is offline  
 
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Aug 14th, 11, 10:13 AM
Senior Tech
Bobby
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 1,560
Re: '67 Camaro - Starting issues

Could the timing be too far advanced with the new distributor installation, that could generate a hesitation during cranking but, I don't know if it would get worse as the day goes on. Just a thought.

67 Camaro 350
M20 4spd console,
8.5, 30 spline Eaton posi 373
Cowl Plenum
Custom 180 Headers

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

black/black
no radio
Luwi67 is offline  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Aug 14th, 11, 01:50 PM
Senior Tech
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Canada
Posts: 4,942
Re: '67 Camaro - Starting issues

I'd also check the sprk wires really closely, and might pull a plug to check out what's happening on burn and the plug itself. Might be time to go electronic points?

capt

Bumper sticker- I'm not SPEEDING
I'm QUALIFYING!
captcanuck68 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Team Camaro Tech forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address.
NOTE we receive a lot of registrations with bad email addresses. IF you do not receive your confirmation email you will not be able to post. contact support and we will try and help.
Be sure you enter a valid email address and check your spam folder as well.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome