Starter drags but Want start the car after warm-up

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    jethro81z28 Veteran Member

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    first start all’s fine but after it warms up you can try to restart and it R—-R——R like the battery is going dead wait about 15 or so minutes and cranks up. Hadn’t had the problem befor. I just change the tq convert out and it started doing this also when the starter drags I can disconnect the plug-in on the distributor and the motor spends like no problem. It’s got me scratching my head. Any help
     
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    I'll say bad battery, they do this when cold, but will crank slow when hot.
     
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    I thought the same. But I bought new battery new starter new pos and neg cables and still the same problem
     
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    try a heat shield around your solenoid.that does not work,put a ford solenoid on firewall.tons of instructions online how to wire it.there is plenty of talk on hear somewhere about it...make sure your timing is bang on first.
     
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    Do you still have your old starter?
     
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    I still have my old starter. I can try putting it back on but why would it spend over with the distributor unplugged ?
     
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    Check your timing. If it is advanced too far, it can drag the starter down when trying to start the engine.
     
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    Initial 12 total 34 all in by 2400 and 54 with vacuum canister
     
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    Headers on these car are know to heat up the starter really good, causing a hot starting issue, Wrapping it with heat shield does help.
     
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    That’s the first thing I did with the new starter. This has me pulling what hair I got left out.
     

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