Re: 1954 359 Leaves me sit... again

Posted by Owen_Dyneto on 2019/4/16 19:53:11
My own 359 was very reliable and always a quick starter, hot or cold. And so have several others that I've been lucky enough to tour in. But I suspect that reliability comes with critical systems like ignition, carburetion and electrical being at or near peak condition with not a lot of latitude on the downside. I'm with Wes, lets have some more particulars, you may find you need a good, comprehensive tuneup, or basic starter motor service with brushes, bushings and bearings and perhaps armature service.

Something as drastic as conversion to 12 volt should absolutely not be required, it would simply be masking an existing problem.

Can we assume your battery cables are adequate? At least 0 gauge with good terminals and clean connections?

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