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    starting issue

    My Jeep is a 1976 SJ(Cherekee) AMC 360 W/ headers
    When warm my starter won't function , could it be getting to hot being so close to the headers ?
    Is the best thing to wrap the headers ?

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    Re: starting issue

    By starter wont function, I assume it wont turn at all when warmed up? Yes, it could be getting too hot from the headers. You can try to make a heat shield to deflect the heat, or try the header wrap. I haven't tried the header wrap before but have considered it, if you use the wrap and it does a pretty good job can you report back to us and let us know? Running a larger gauge wire to the starter could help too.

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    Re: starting issue

    Your post is in the wrong section, you may not get a lot of responses because of that. should be in the Cherokee section and would get more responses..

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    Re: starting issue

    Great thanks I put a heat shield but after I got the package open it said it needed 2in space so I am going to try the wrap the headers almost touch the starter

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    Re: starting issue

    Did you change the timing as putting headers on will change what is needed.

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    Re: starting issue

    headers do not change timing requirements. they change carburetor adjustments. Your timing is only affected by direct mechanical changes to the static components : Crank, Cam and Distributor, as well as any directly connected parts.

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