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Old 06-03-2018, 12:43 PM   #1
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Hello from Charlotte,NC 1987 R-10 owner

Greetings ! Completed my truck after 17 months. The original 350 with new cam & lifters and Hooker ceramic headers. However....the Headers are very close to the starter/solenoid and overheat after a short trip. I have to wait for it to cool down to re start. I got the Headers from JEGS. They said a starter wrap would fix it. I bought one from them and wrapped starter/solenoid and it did not work. I don't want to remove the headers ! What do other guys do to solve this ? Please and thanks for any experienced advice !
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Old 06-03-2018, 01:04 PM   #2
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Re: Hello from Charlotte,NC 1987 R-10 owner

Welcome
I put a mini hi torque starter on mine.
It has been years ago. Sorry I don't remember what brand or any info.
I have Hooker Headers and it was Close also.
It made a big difference in the clearance. Also It started better hot and cold.
I got it from Jegs or Summit (one or the other).
This forum Really likes Pictures.
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Old 06-03-2018, 01:41 PM   #3
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Re: Hello from Charlotte,NC 1987 R-10 owner

Thank you very much for the advice.
I tried to post photos but didnít work. Iíll try again.
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Old 06-03-2018, 01:56 PM   #4
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Thank you very much for the advice.
I tried to post photos but didnít work. Iíll try again.
It still takes awhile each time to remember how on this computer.
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Old 06-03-2018, 02:55 PM   #5
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Old 06-03-2018, 11:33 PM   #6
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Re: Hello from Charlotte,NC 1987 R-10 owner

Nice Truck.
Looks Good .
I like the seats and carpet and The Paint color.
Good job.
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Old 06-06-2018, 06:15 AM   #7
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Re: Hello from Charlotte,NC 1987 R-10 owner

I second the mini starter recommendation. I had the same issue with my Nova which the mini starter solved. I also second liking the seat and carpet, very cool! Love the color combo as well. Nice job.
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Old 06-06-2018, 08:04 AM   #8
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Re: Hello from Charlotte,NC 1987 R-10 owner

Thank you for the mini starter advice ! And I appreciate the love my truck is getting !
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Old 06-06-2018, 11:10 AM   #9
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Re: Hello from Charlotte,NC 1987 R-10 owner

Also another thing about Headers is they really like to burn sparkplug wires.
I bought some billet brackets that bolt in the bottom two bolts and run the full length of valve cover to keep them off
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