65 pan starter trouble
The starter pinion gear blew up in our 65 so I installed a new heavy duty gear. When we run the starter it sounds like a herd of goats running across a tin roof. I made sure everything was lined up right, checked the bearing in the outer primary and tried a thicker thrust washer. No improvement. It seems like the teeth arenít meshing smoothly but Iím not sure. The solenoid is wired with 14 ga from the starter relay (an upgrade), and is strong but sometimes I just get a click when I hit the starter button. When I remove the primary cover the gears are jammed. I had this clicking problem with the old pinion gear. Solenoid tests good and battery is fully charged. Cables to the starter are new heavy duty cables. I would like to get rid of the noise and solve the jamming. What should I try next?
Terry "Pigpen" Gambill Las Vegas, NV
49, 56, 65 Pans and 49, 58 Pan sidecar rigs