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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Aug 12th, 02, 06:58 AM Thread Starter
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In problem solving, I sure could use an online directory. In another post, I mentioned that my starter teeth BARELY catch the flywheel ring teeth. This is the case with the GM flywheel ( part#3973455N ) as well as the new Centerforce billet flywheel. The starter is a Delco-Remy #1109061. It seems like I need another 1/4" of 'throw' on the starter to get complete tooth engagement. Thoughts?

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Aug 12th, 02, 07:38 AM
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geez...a 1/4 inch? That's a lot of shims. Are you sure you have the right starter?
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Aug 12th, 02, 08:26 AM
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With my Centerforce flywheel and GMPP starter there is only 1/2 ring gear width engagement on a smallblock 400.

Torker's McLeod flywheel with CSI starter is the same way.

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Aug 12th, 02, 08:31 AM Thread Starter
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Good to know. I was assuming there was/should be full engagement.

FYI - In my analness, I took my new flywheel to get balanced. When I got it back, there were two VERY small holes drilled, maybe a pencil width wide and perhaps 1/8" deep.Nice flywheel.

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Aug 12th, 02, 11:47 AM
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I had a problem with my starter but it was because I had pulled the orginal 302 out of my Z/28 and installed a 350. The problem was the bellhousing was specific to the 302.
The engine shop got a bunch of starters and tried them all until they got one that worked.
It seems that there are a number of GM starters that have differend length "noses".
I hope you get what I mean. I could have used another bellhousing if I had known the
302 bellhousing would not work. The only number I can give you is from the work order it says "1 323-364 starter." It worked well and I never had any problems. I have since sold the car.

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