Old Man with a Hat
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- Jan 30, 2012
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When I bought a mini starter I asked for one from a mid-90s Dodge pickup. It was the same as the one Leaburn shows.
The terminals wind-up sandwiched between the starter and the engine block, as Leaburn mentions. The terminal relocation kits that you can buy move them to the back of the starter, which is more convenient but not necessary. The most important thing is to remove the terminal block with the black plastic cover that comes with the starter. It won't fit with that on there.
Just got one from your eBay page. Thank you!I sell the mini starter conversion terminals on ebay. I even have a set for the Power Master style with the reversed posts.
Premium Mopar mini starter conversion/relocation terminal Kit | eBay
PM me and I can sell a set for $15 shipped.
My 64 came with a mini starter on it. One day it wouldn't start. After troubleshooting I found that the big terminal cable was loose. And that's how I learned that with the stock terminal locations in place, the cables have to be tightened with the starter removed.I thought that I've seen before that the terminals have to be relocated to fit on big block. Or did you get one for a specific vehicle to avoid the clearance issues?
My mini starter developed a slow start when hot problem. I thought it had gotten baked from header heat. So I removed the starter and discovered that the short wire between the solenoid and the main body of the starter had the rubber boot pinched under one side of the ring terminal during assembly. You could see where the terminal was burned from arcing. I fixed that, put the starter back in, and no more problem!