Re: Won't Start When Hot
DeAngelo - where have you been?
Couple things could be happening when you hear the 'click'
The solenoid does two things- 1) engage the starter pinion into the flywheel ring gear, then 2) completes the power path to the motor.
What may have happened is the solenoid needs replaced or the plastic cover comes off and rotate the two copper bolts 180° and rotate the disc 90° so there is new contact surface.
Battery cable gauge size - min 1 AWG with clean connections, both terminals and the surface they touch. Toos mall of cable gauge less available power to motor.
Every time these items come close together, there is an arc and arcs produce over time high resistance - less power goes through the contact patch. by rotating or replacing the solenoid, new contact patch(es).
I was just thinking here - see the smoke? - when my '68 would do this at the track, I installed a marine push button start switch across the solenoid directly - BATT to S terminal - and I always had start function. Might consider this as I had a switch in eng compartment for adjusting valves.
Brownings Alternator repair on Independence Blvd is the place for starters.
If he recommends a new one, have him swap your nose piece onto the new starter.
He will change the bushing while you wait.
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