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Starter/Flexplate grind update *FIXED*

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Muddytazz, Oct 28, 2002.

  1. Muddytazz

    Muddytazz 1 ton status

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    Has anyone ever heard of having to shim a 350 starter with thicker than a 1/16" shim?

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    Re: Starter/Flexplate grind update

    no i haven't. in fact i've never has to shim one at all.
     
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    Re: Starter/Flexplate grind update

    I've got a 1/16" shim in there now and I'm still like .100 away from tolerance of the engagement.
     
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    Re: Starter/Flexplate grind update

    HaHa!! I've got 2 washers and both shims on the outside bolt of mine!! Took forever to get the right distance. Thought I had it perfect, and the other day I heard a clanging from down there....All three bolts holding on to the torque converter work themselves out about 5 turns!! /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    Re: Starter/Flexplate grind update

    I've checked the bolts to the torque converter and crank end and all are tight.
     
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    Re: Starter/Flexplate grind update

    I have heard of shimming the starter. The main reason is that when you finally grind off the tops of the teeth with the starter you can remove the shims and it should spin the fly wheel again. Maybe just a tempory fix till you can get to replacing the fly wheel.
     
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    Re: Starter/Flexplate grind update

    Both are brand new though.
     
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    Re: Starter/Flexplate grind update

    Well the problem is found! The block is broke where the outer bolt is, 1/2" tall piece fell out from the outer edge. Going to try and see if i can get someone to weld it back on and make a brace for the end of the starter to bolt that end up to the block also as a temp fix under i can afford to get a new block. Hopefully this will get me by for awhile.
     
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    Re: Starter/Flexplate grind update

    oh my god... that just flat out sucks!! /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif
     
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    Re: Starter/Flexplate grind update

    Same thing happened to me. Cost $200 to get it welded up but it's guaranteed for life.
     
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