I'm having trouble getting my starter to line up properly with the flywheel. Can anyone offer any suggestions, at least for a temporary fix? This is driving me nuts! I've replaced the starter drive (which was badly worn). The flywheel doesn't look too bad, although there is some wear. After searching the CK5 archives, I tried shimming the outer mount with some washers to get the correct 1/8" gap between the armature shaft & flywheel. It worked great for the first few starts, and then began grinding again - the starter had moved. I used increasing numbers of washers, to no avail - it still got kicked out of position, and also the washers moved the starter forward too much, so the pinion was only making contact with the edge of the flywheel (am I making sense so far?). The previous owner had bolted the starter up with the thread at the back pushing against the underside of the engine bracket (rather than going through the hole in the bracket) - so the starter was at an angle and not positioned level against the engine block. The stabilizer bracket is not currently bolted to the starter because the thread snapped off. So can I just torque the starter bolts tighter and hope for the best, or do I need a new flywheel? I read here somewhere that it is possible to change the flywheel without moving the transmission (good job; I don't wanna drop that lot again! ) - do you need a special wrench for this, or will a socket fit up there between the torque converter? Thanks a lot. P.S. A Very Merry Christmas to y'all! Start compiling those 'K5 in the snow' pics!