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Hey guys - the starter motor on my 396 sounds like an air start Mack truck! I have pulled it and bench tested and all seems fine out of the car. I've recently purchased a shim kit but not installed it as yet as I want to be sure I do it right. It seems worse when starting from cold. I've read dozens of articles on the interweb and it seems to be a common problem with misalignment. I do have the correct knurled bolts and torqued to factory specs and the brace is installed. Any advice appreciated in terms of where to start 'adjusting' :)


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All fixed now - tried a couple of different shim combinations and settled on a single shim over both mounting bolts. It now works as it should and no more grinding 😃
 

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