<VV> Starter Mystery
ronh at owt.com
Mon Jul 5 17:19:02 EDT 2010
Did you mention the starter solenoid? Since it's relatively cheap it's one
of the first things I'd change.
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From: "Brian" <bmoneill at juno.com>
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Sent: Monday, July 05, 2010 2:10 PM
Subject: <VV> Starter Mystery
> I'm stumped! Here's the story. The car is a 1968 110 PG. Three weeks
> ago while the owner was going 65-70 MPH on the interstate, he began to
> hear a loud knocking sound from the engine. within a mile the engine had
> seized. He pulled to the side and turned off the ignition. He then
> turned the key to the run position. For just a moment, the warning lights
> came on but hen the entire electrical system was out. No lights, nothing.
> The battery ground cable and some other wires were HOT!
> The car was flat bedded home. About two hours later, the electrical
> system again functioned. Needless to say the engine was locked solid. A
> tear down showed number 6 rod bearing welded to the crank. A total
> rebuild followed.
> Before installing the engine, the oil system was primed and checked with a
> guage, It had more than 45 PSI at about 800-00 RPM using a big electric
> drill. The engine turned freely and smoothly by hand.
> After installation, the engine was static timed. When the starter was
> used the engine turned over slowly as if the battery was weak. The mystery
> began when the key was turned off and removed. The starter continued to
> slowly turn the engine. Two starter, a new ignition switch and a new
> neutral safety switch failed to cure the problem. As the starter turns
> after the key is removed the battery negative cable get HOT!
> All types of tricks have been tried. Disconnecting, the alternator among
> other. Nothing stops the starter from turning. The car has a new engine
> compartment and body wiring harness. It also has a new stater
> 'mini-harness'. The car has a Pertronix ignition.
> I'm stumped. Any ideas? Thanks in advance.
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