Startix: by-passing the auto- restart.

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17 Oct 2003 01:20 #900 by Aris Loumidis
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The Startix on my 36 810 is rebuilt and working just fine, but whenever I start the car after a very long time, the Generator takes awhile to get going. Until this happens, the Startix keeps cutting-in while the engine is running.

Besides grinding the Bendix gear on the flywheel and on my nerves, I'm afraid the engine might over-run my starter with dire results.

I have an old article from the Newsletter Tech Talk by member Don Beaty on rewiring the Startix, to bypass and thus cancell the automatic restarting system, leaving only the main solenoid in operational condition.

This sound great to me, however it seems to me that this could only work on cars with an Off, On, and Start position Ignition Switch- not the case for our 36 810?s..

Has anyone tried this out?

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17 Oct 2003 01:30 #901 by balinwire
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Could it be a slipping generator drive belt or the third brush generator needing a brush voltage+ advance?

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17 Oct 2003 06:58 #903 by Aris Loumidis
Aris Loumidis replied the topic:
Thanks for the reply, Balinwire!

The belt is ok; On 'stimulating' the generator I dont know how to do it. Can you help?

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17 Oct 2003 18:52 #909 by Brad Waken
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We had to rework our Startix this fall also. Stan sent me service notes that mentions steady cranking that might not be a generator problem. Service notes as follows:
Problem: Ignition key turned on, starting motor continues to spin after engine starts.
Solution: Remove wire connected to Startix "Gen" terminal, turn ignition on. Loosen lock nut on the starting adjustment screw "J" (located above the manual override button) and increase air gap by turning screw SLOWLY anti-clockwise until a click us heard indicating opening of contacts "C". From this point, turn adjusting screw a further 1/8th turn in counter-clock direction. Tighten lock nut and reconnect wire. If Startix has been working properly and adjustment not previously changed, over-run is probably caused by low battery, or a condition in the starting motor causing excessive current draw when free spinning. Normally this should not be in excess of 70 amps. Trace and correct.
NOTE: If continued or steady cranking without over-run cannot be obtained, examine Startix ground connections. When engine is rubber mounted, pay particular attention to connection between engine and car frame

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18 Oct 2003 13:09 #913 by e merancy
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aris , the following is from the 810/812 owners manual. "if generator fails to charge while car is driven,or if faulty generator connection develops,startix will give warning by a clicking sound due to meshing contact of drive pinion gear against flywheel gear.while this will do no harm it can be avoided by turning the switch (ignition switch) as far to left as it will go,which places it in the ignition position,cutting out startix.have necessary generator repairs made as quickly as possible". if you do not have an owners manual an excellant reprint is available from faxon auto literature 3901 carter ave. riverside,ca.92501 fax 909 -786 -4166 0r 1-800-458-2734 price was 20.00usd plus s&h charges.hope this helps ed.merancy

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18 Oct 2003 13:31 #914 by e merancy
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aris when checking my reply noticed you had a question on "stimulating"the generator . it is common for a generator to lose its residual magnetism on the field poles,after periods of long inactivity. sometimes this will return by just running the engine. the generator will not start to charge, unless or until, there is a residual charge available. to renew the residual magnetism the fields must be flashed. this is accomplished by energizing the fields by momentarily connecting the battery hot side to the field terminal the current flow will restore magnetism to the field poles. good luck ed .

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