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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old Mar 30th, 08, 06:43 PM Thread Starter
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flywheel question

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...

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Re: flywheel question

Tooth count is the same,..168. If you've tried multiple shims, I'm guessing a parts mis-match somewhere.

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Re: flywheel question

ok...kinda third party from a guy that builds them for race motors its a 3hp, very high quality...i ive tried 2 diffrent starters and they are doing the same thing. is there anyway the flywheel could be off??? when i start it and watch teh flywheel its seems to be true

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Re: flywheel question

Is it possible the dust shield is interfering with the Bendex. I had to cut the outside ring off the dust shield that wraps around the snout of the starter on my 454 with Muncie. The starter was originally off a 396 but it worked.

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the dust cover is off at this time till i fix this

I was reading through old postings and saw one that said that when you put on a mini starter it is critical that you push up on the front of the starter ( the front of the car side) when tightening up the bolts because if you just let it hang and tighten them it will grind every time...ive never heard that but i am going to try that. has anyone else heard of that?

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Re: flywheel question

Check to make sure the flexplate/ring gear runs true as you look from the side of the car. Flexplate/ring gear should be fairly flat as it turns and is bolted to everything thing else.

Adding shims to both bolts moves the starter away from the ring gear. A large paper clip should fit between the pinion and ring gear when pinion is engaged.

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Re: flywheel question

Is it possible the mounting surface on the crank had some foreign material on it and is causing some run-out of the flywheel?..(is it a flywheel or flex-plate?).
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Re: flywheel question

No way imho, sucker would bounce like a bad tire.

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Re: flywheel question

did you use the 2 correct x hatched bolts for the starter or did you use a regular bolts in starter? got too use the x hatched bolts.
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Re: flywheel question

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got too use the x hatched bolts.
HELP aisle has the bolts.

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