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I need to replace my starter. Any recommendations on whether I should go with a stock replacement or a heavy duty starter?

I seem to recall reading that the stock starters are prone to heat soaking?

Engine: 302, 4V, w/AC
 

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If you run headers, you may have a heat problem due to the tight clearance. Aftermarket offerings may offer a workaround. Some Chevrolet aftermarket units relocate the starter enough to get the heat into a tolerable range.

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Hey Evil, I have long tube headers on my 67 with a 390. When I did it the manufacturer said I would need a hi torq because of space and heat. So I got the starter they recommended and it didn't fit. But the stock one did and I haven't had any heat problems. The headers are heat coated, I'm sure that helps...

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PS... Bad cables and poor connections will cause more problems than heat...

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