Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Austin, TX, USA
When the brushes in the starter get worn down they can hang up also. Tapping the starter will cause a hung brush to drop back into postition.
Good thing about those old starters is that you can fix them yourself. I buff up the commutator with a little emery cloth, drop in a new set of brushes and I'm off to the races. A new bendix and solenoid are often a good idea considering how fun it is to work on starters. Just depends on how many miles you have on them.
68 Coupe, 350 w/ Edelbrock Performer RPM heads, cam, intake, 700R4, Dave's small body HEI