Mini Starter Installation help, This is why I dont like to modify stuf
So taking the advice of some here on the forum, I decided to install a mini starter on my 67 RS when the solenoid on the OEM starter went bad.
I ordered one from Amazon, a "Tuff Stuff" product, and proceeded with the install according to the supplied instructions.
I bolted it on right out of the box and took a look at where the pinion gear to flywheel was and decided it needed more shims. I used the one supplied with the kit, (I noticed it already had a set of shims installed so now I have 2 shims under the starter mounting block. I also ended up with 1 shim on the engine block to obtain my pinion backlash of .040 +/- .015
I have 2 questions:
1. it looks like I still need more pinion to ring gear clearance, so I will need to order and install another set of shims under the starter block,,is 3 sets of shims uncommon?
2. I look at the wiring instuctions and its telling me I need to order a remote solenoid or a relay because I am still running a points ignition,,,gee,, it would have been nice to know this before I ordered the starter in the first place,,,
This is why I destest modifying anything from stock,,.,there is always some rig-a-ma-roll involved with making something that was not originally on the car work,,,like adding a relay or a remote solenoid,,,WTF?
also I am installing a new engine wiring harness as well and now I have to cut into it to splice in this F'in relay they are talkin about? the instructions for the additional remote solenoid only state that it adds more juice to the starter for hot starting issues,,says nothing about needing it because of breaker points,,reckon I will call the tech line tomorrow
the pics below show the relation to the pinion/flywheel clearance ( or lack thereof) before I installed the supplied shim,,its not much better now,, that's why I think I need one more, the other pics show the installation of the supplied shim set,,again, is 3 shim sets unheard of?
1967 RS/SS Coupe, Factory A/C, 2nd owner, original paint -Taho Turquoise 3 Spd on the floor, bench seat, fold down rear seat
1967 RS Convertible Factory A/C, PS, PB PG 327
Last edited by Niblet; Oct 28th, 18 at 07:36 AM.