Starters and purple wires:
Ah yes, the lovely syty starter and the wonderful purple wire.
My typhoon, while it was able to start, never once clicked or
had any other typical stock starter symptoms. When i removed
the engine during my rebuild however, the starter told its own
story. As you can tell in the picture of the stock starter, the
imfamous purple wire wasn't purple on my starter. In fact, it wasn't
any color at all, because the purple housing had burned off of the
To replace the large stock starter, I chose the CVR starter.
It is supposedly a mini starter, but its not all that mini, nor all
that light. But one very cool feature of it is that it is reclockable.
Meaning, you can adjust the angle that it sits in relation to the motor,
making it an essential item for motors with large tubular headers which
would not install properly, becuase they would contact the stock starter.
Unfortunately, I do not have headers [yet], so I'm not really using this
feature. Its more of an 'in case' kind of thing, and didn't want to have
to buy an expensive starter twice.