Overnight is fine but I think by driving it hard almost immediately must have wicked it out or made it less effective. Now I let it sit overnight and haven't had any issues since.
My reference on this issue is post #3 in the thread at: http://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/gt-1965-1974/39666-starters-ring-gears.htmlI wanted to make sure that the starter flywheel ring gear combo is going to work before I commit to this. So if anyone can confirm this I would be considerably happier at this stage. The set I now have is a new 130 tooth ring gear with an outer diameter of 278mm. The starter is a bosch SR484X; here are some numbers from the bosch unit: 1005621071 1073017
Sure. All Alfa starters should use a steel shim against the bellhousing.Another question, does this combination also require that the the shim be in place between starter and bell housing?
Group 2 is a well-known shop - I'd hope they know what they are doing. I suppose one approach would be to visit them again, and simply ask: "Are you SURE this starter is intended for a 130 tooth ring gear?". If they reply: "130. 131, it doesn't matter" then you know you have a problem.The starter and replacement flywheel/ring gear come from Group 2, an alfa specialist shop in seattle who have proven reliable in the past.