Originally Posted by V8&4spd
First you need to find out if your block is a 1 piece seal. You can look the block number up to find out. They make a big flywheel and small flywheel for both the 1 piece seal and 2 piece seal engines. They also make a small flexplate for automatic transmissions. If you already have the small flexplate than you can use the same starter you have now on the small flywheel. You can throw a lot of aftermarket parts on there but do you really need them? Steel scatershields, big flywheels and clutchs will just add weight to your car.
Why would I worry about adding weight, when I'm not racing this car?
I guess when I get this 700R4 off, it should tell me which flexplate and starter I have?
Do I need to pull the oil pan to see if I have 1 or 2 piece seal?
I'm pretty sure I have the 1 piece from another thread I started, and found it to be a truck block....