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    Bugeye pull starter

    Well, we’ve made some progress on my buddy’s Bugeye, but the replacement pull starter switch sticks with a passion. Everything works as it should, but it feels like it’s welding itself together when you pull it. I either pull the battery cable or knock the starter switch back down to get it to stop...what gives?
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    Re: Bugeye pull starter

    Crap Asian quality????? Maybe use it to actuate a relay oooorrrr maybe there is too much of a load from a starter with problems.

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    Re: Bugeye pull starter

    Quote Originally Posted by nomad View Post
    Crap Asian quality????? Maybe use it to actuate a relay oooorrrr maybe there is too much of a load from a starter with problems.

    Kurt
    Crap Asian quality is my vote. Good GR starter that actually fits!
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    Re: Bugeye pull starter

    Go for a relay.
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    Re: Bugeye pull starter

    It is a stock starter or a GR unit. GR unit has a built in Solenoid/relay so there should not be a load on the pull switch.
    If stock Lucas then the pull switch is at full motor draw. Could be a problem with the starter causing the overcurrent.
    I run an old Ford solenoid with a stock starter.
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    Re: Bugeye pull starter

    Joe,
    The pull starter is a repro and the GR starter has the solenoid wire jumped to the + terminal on the starter. IIRC it’s set up the same way the original was.
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    Re: Bugeye pull starter

    Rut
    You lost me, senior moment here.
    IIRC ??

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    Re: Bugeye pull starter

    IIRC. If I Remember Correctly
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    Re: Bugeye pull starter

    Thanks, as I said senior momment
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    Re: Bugeye pull starter

    Simple solution then, Rut. GR starter just needs a dedicated big cable to the starter solenoid and the switch only needs to run the solenoid!

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    Re: Bugeye pull starter

    Quote Originally Posted by nomad View Post
    Simple solution then, Rut. GR starter just needs a dedicated big cable to the starter solenoid and the switch only needs to run the solenoid!

    Kurt
    Thanks, it finally dawned on me and I’ll correct both cars!
    Thanks, Rut
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