I have questions about starter shims in a 1976 Chevy Camaro. (350 bored to 383) I have already put 5 starters in, within less than a year. I believe that the problem lies with the shims. I don't know the combination of shims (width/quantity). Please help.
Another thing to check once you have it shimmed properly....do you have the brace on the front of the starter ??/ This is a small stamped metal brace that goes from the front of the starter up to a hole in the side of the block. It prevents the starter from moving around and really helps in any kind of higher compression engine.
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Long ago, I had a 400 with a major appetite for starters. Way too much compression. What exactly is it doing to the starter? Eating the bendix? Cracking the nose? Not turning over when it's hot? With more info, I can help with this.
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