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    Have a bbc 468 13.1 compersion running 37 advanced timming locked out with a msd box that retards it 20% at start up.I keep going throug starters.My qustion is whats a good starter for not alot of money .My space is really tight.
    This is the starter i have now.
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    I have seen some guys put an hot switch in line to the box to hold off firing till the motor is spinning good then flip the switch to fire the box! I have used Powermaster starters with good results! WT


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    had same prob and got a 5 hp one solved the prob plus ur timing switch would help also
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    Quote Originally Posted by Widetrack View Post
    I have seen some guys put an hot switch in line to the box to hold off firing till the motor is spinning good then flip the switch to fire the box! I have used Powermaster starters with good results! WT
    Definately. get the motor spinning then fire the ignition. very common.

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    for bigger motors with locked out timing and high compression. Run a new style top mount from IMI. Its $350, it's probably the last starter you'll buy for a while. It spins over my 15.2 to 1 572 cubic inch pro stock motor like there are no spark plugs in the motor.

    I can't tell you how many times I've heard of people having issues with there starters.

    Another thing to ensure that you have very good connections between the starter and the battery.
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    Even with a retard box i should still spin it over then hit the ing while turning over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lv4jetboats View Post
    Even with a retard box i should still spin it over then hit the ing while turning over.
    Mine has the dig.7 box with the retard and it will seem to make it slugish when starting! The switch system keeps it from loading up and half azz firing till its spinning good! Most drag race cars use this system! And yes even with the retard box! Something else to check make sure that you are gitting good voltage to the ing.box while it is turning over. If it is having a major drop then the MSD is not getting the voltage it needs to fire the motor! I have seen some wire jobs that drop all voltage to the ing.when turning over and do not fire till release of the key! Not good! Good luck! WT


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    Checked all wires to ing.box and starter seem fine I re-wired the whole boat when I redone the inside.I checked the clearance at the starter to the flexplate really tight could not even get a peice of paper in there.I saw on here that you should be able to get 1/8 drill bit in there and im no where close..

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    That's right and could very well be part of your problem. Put a couple of shims in it and see what happens. Also, a 16 volt batterey has solved the problem for me in several boats. Duane HTP

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