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I have a 67 with 327 PG and AC. When if first start it it cranks fine. The AC works good and after I drive if for a while it will get hot setting at an idea. When I start to move again it goes back down. I have a light indicator and not a guage but it seems to work fine. I am replacing the fan clutch to see it that helps. The radiator is clean and water flow is good.
After I turn off the engine if I try to start it most of the time the starter drags to the point it won't turn the engine over to start. If it sets for 20 - 30 minutes it will start fine.
The battery is getting older and set for 18 months while the car was being restored. I know this may be the problem but I seem to remember that it did the same thing prior to setting for 18 months when the battery was new.
I would appreciate any ideas anyone can throw my way.
Good thing it dosen't strand me, I just have to wait sometimes.
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Gerald
 

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hook up a mechanical guage for the coolant to see what shes running at!!..dont trust the idiot lights!!
 

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I thought about putting guage on her but the light really seems to work and I didn't want to change the interior appearance.
Thanks for eveyones input so far. I think the starter probably is getting worn.
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This is a very common problem on old chevys. Do a search and you will find more information. Headers can make the problem worse. There are several solutions ranging from a heat shield on your starter to changing the way the starter is wired. For the latter check out MADelectrical.com. They have some good info and wiring kits you can purchase to correct the problem.
 

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Well, the beginning of your post is kind of gibberish, but the end seems to suggest it spins slowly when warm. Correct?

Check that the battery is good, and well charged.

Next remove, check, and clean the big battery cables. The big negative cable should go to the block, not an alternator bracket, etc.
 

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Sorry about the gibberish sometimes I write like I talk. I am leaning towards the battery. The cables and connections are clean and it is grounded to the block. I think the heat does have some affect on the starter but a good battery may be the answer. I don't run headers. I will do some searches on building a heat shield it the battery doesn't test bad.
Thanks for all of the suggestions.
 

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One last note. I discovered how to properly use the search on this site and everything I ever needed to know seems to be there. I will go there first next time.
Thanks
 
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