Starters whats really good!

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  1. ChevyReb

    ChevyReb Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    TCI, MSD, Powermaster,... other brand?

    Looks like I need a better starter for hot restarts, so who has had a really good one for a while? Looking for feedback on best ones to buy and also which ones to avoid!
     
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    I’ve had good luck with my Tilton. I am running Hedman Headers’s and the stock starter didn’t like that even with a heat shield.
     
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    COPO Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    GM starter for 70 Z28 has a HD armature. Nothing beats it. I had a new armature installed in mine in 1981 and the same one is still being used. Installed at about 84,000 mi, I now have 155,715 on the car. Take that to the bank.
     
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    Ok Mark how much you asking for the GM starter?
     
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    Use the smaller modern GM starter.
     
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    Which vehicles wS it used on and is it heavy duty? Fo you know a part number? Interested in this.
     
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    1996+ Truck V8, Vortec engine. I don’t have a part # handy.
     
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    Look at Tuff Stuff. Hand built in U.S.A. and very good quality. I've had one on my 383 for 3 years now. Small, light, powerful, no alignment issues, clockable to keep solenoid away from headers, came with nice starter bolts too.
     
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    If your starter currently works, but only acts up when hot, (very common with headers), try a $25 heat shield type wrap. Alot more cost effective and a lot easier to put on than a new starter. If it doesn't work, then you can wrap your new starter with it. Just my $.02
     
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