Discussion in 'Sparky's corner' started by PaulGS, Apr 13, 2019.
Does that include a new solenoid?
That price would be a reconditioned solenoid. I can use a new solenoid if you want, but I would need more money. I prefer to use refurbished Delco solenoids because I have them and they are good. The only new solenoids I use are USA made with 132 winds. They cost more, but it is the only new solenoid I use. They are as good as Delco and there are no others with more than 132 windings. A new Delco solenoid costs almost as much as I am asking for the complete starter. I could order in a new solenoid of lesser quality for you and not charge any more, but I don't recommend it. You can buy a starter with the cheap solenoids on them at the parts store. The extra few feet of windings make a big difference especially when the starter gets hot. Your choice. New USA 132 wind at extra or rebuilt delco or cheapo at no extra cost. The less expensive solenoids have 128 winds or less. There is also a difference in the quality of brushes and bushings and drives. Most people don't realize that. I use USA made 5 roller heavy duty drives. Original Delco drives were 4 roller. If you want the new USA solenoid I will need to add $15.00 more, which is less than it costs me to get one.
I just bought a proper date code rebuilt unit from Stellar. Hasn't gotten here yet -- later this week -- but I can post my thoughts upon arrival / install. Can't really imagine I'll be disappointed from the pics he sent...
I just checked the tracking number on this. I dropped it off Friday and it looks like it hasn't left the drop off point yet. I'll be going past there today and will look into it for you. Just to let you know it has the original type field windings in it. That being it has 2 large windings and 2 shunt windings. It is high torque, but the shunt windings will slow the cranking speed some, but will keep it at it's highest speed with high torque. This was the original design and intent. The shunt windings are made of thin wire so you should not crank it for more than 15 seconds with a wait of a few minutes in between cranks or the shunt windings can burn out. I believe the 15 second and wait rule apply to most starters but it is especially important when shunt windings are involved. As long as it isn't over cranked it should work well and last many years. Thanks. Mark
Stellar - I will take your advise and go with the 5 roller and better solenoid and brushes.
PM me your payment preference.