Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Vacaville Ca, USA
i know the flywheels for 396 and 454's are balanced diffrently as far as internally (396) and externally (454). My question is are the tooth counts on the flywheels diffrent?
I am having problems with my starter that I had on my 396. I put in a 454 and its chewing up the starter/flywheel. We tried all diffrent types of shims but to no availe. But when you are under the car and you bump the starter and watch the throw out gear it spins fine then you see it jump. There are no teeth missing on the flywheel or anything though. We used full shims, half shims, inside, outside...cant get it to fit. The throwout gear is catching and binding when it retracts. It seems to be fine tough going out. That is why Im thinking the tooth count ont he flywheel is off...
68 Camaro RS/SS, 454 BBC,TH400,