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Wrong flexplate? #1299322 Sun Feb 17 2019 02:41 AM
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floaterboy Offline OP
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I tried to install the starter and it was a no-go.https://www.stovebolt.com/ubbthreads/images/icons/default/frown.giftThe shaft that the starter gear turns on appears to contact the flexplate. I’m guessing I have a 168 tooth instead of a 153 tooth? Is there another starter I can use or do I need to change the flexplate?

Re: Wrong flexplate? [Re: floaterboy] #1299342 Sun Feb 17 2019 02:42 PM
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tclederman Offline
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What type/year/application (car/truck) engine and automatic transmission do you have?

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1954 3106 Carryall Suburban - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic - part of the family for 15 years
Z-series (54/55) GMC 350 (2-ton) COE - now part of Dave's family
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engine are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler.
Re: Wrong flexplate? [Re: floaterboy] #1299366 Sun Feb 17 2019 05:12 PM
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floaterboy Offline OP
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1965 Chevy 230 car engine backed with a 2004r. I bought the motor w/o the flexplate and ASSUMED I needed a 168 tooth. Now the starter will not fit due the larger diameter of the flexplate.

Re: Wrong flexplate? [Re: floaterboy] #1299370 Sun Feb 17 2019 06:04 PM
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Hotrod Lincoln Offline
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You assumed wrong. Try measuring the distance from the center of the crankshaft to the starter pinion gear without the flex plate installed, and choose a plate that approximates that diameter. It's the old "measure twice- - - -cut once" concept.
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