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01-04-2013 04:07 PM
V8&4spd You can buy a brand new mini starter for less than $75. The rest of that stuff is up to you what you want to use.
01-04-2013 04:03 PM
31ROC LOL!!! it kinda does sound that way doesnt it? Just keeping costs down as much as possible, and being a rookie doesnt help either...figured if there are THAT many choices out there for flywheels, bells, and clutches, why not pick the items that will readily fit?
01-04-2013 03:53 PM
V8&4spd So you are building the manual transmission change around the starter How much does a starter cost?
01-04-2013 03:48 PM
31ROC you are probably correct about the corvette bell, however, I am a safety freak....if you never hear about a corvette bell blowing up, and I put one in, you WILL hear about mine blowing up....gotta big "L" stamped on my forehead.
That being said, dont care about big or small flywheel, just one that'll fit my current starter so i dont have to either buy another or move it....as far as adding weight, cant say it enough...could care less about weight...
Thanks for your help!
01-04-2013 03:42 PM
V8&4spd It doesent matter what came off the car if you are going with a manual transmission. You can use what ever size flywheel you want. Chances are the scatter shield is made for the big flywheel but there is no reason you cant use the small flywheel. You can't use a small flywheel bellhousing with the big flywheel, the big flywheel won't fit inside the small flywheel bellhousing. You can post a picture of the starter and someone could tell you what you have to work with. You said you were not racing the car so there is really no need for a scatter shield unless you are Don Garlits. They used aluminum bellhousings on Corvettes, how many horror stories have you heard of them taking someones foot off? It's up to you on what you want to use. If it's a hot rod why would you add weight to the car? everyone else wants to reduce weight.
01-04-2013 03:30 PM
31ROC I am planning on a scattershield bell just to be on the safe side.....and dont care about weight at all.....dont I buy a flywheel which is same diameter as the flexplate which came off? (12 3/4")
01-04-2013 03:24 PM
V8&4spd Both the big flywheel and small flywheel starters are mounted on the block, they just use different mounting holes. If you have a mini starter it might be drilled for both flywheels. The small flywheel or big flywheel use is up to you. The small flywheel aluminum bell housings are easier to find and they usally want more money for the big flywheel bellhousings. If you go to a scatter shield and big flywheel you are adding weight to the car verses the small flywheel and aluminum bellhousing.
01-04-2013 03:13 PM
31ROC
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Originally Posted by V8&4spd View Post
It does not matter if the block came from a car or truck. You can use either the big flywheel or small flywheel for a 2 piece seal engine as long as you have the right flywheels. The only difference will be the starter mounts on the block.
Well...i dont wanna change my current starter which is mounted on the block.....so which flywheel should I be buying if flexplate which was removed was 153 tooth?
01-04-2013 11:56 AM
V8&4spd It does not matter if the block came from a car or truck. You can use either the big flywheel or small flywheel for a 2 piece seal engine as long as you have the right flywheels. The only difference will be the starter mounts on the block.
01-03-2013 06:35 PM
31ROC hmmmm..... this block illedgely (sp?) came from a truck.....
01-03-2013 02:10 PM
V8&4spd You have a 2 piece seal engine. The crank flange on a 1 piece seal engine is round. The small flywheel for a 2 piece seal engine is easy to find, they are the most common. SBC used a big flywheel until the early sixties and then the small flywheel became more common. Trucks used the bigger flywheel and most of the cars used the smaller flywheel.
01-02-2013 10:38 AM
31ROC
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Originally Posted by 1971BB427 View Post
So have you counted the teeth on the flexplate you removed to determine if it's 153 or 168?
Yes sir....the flexplate had 153 teeth...
01-02-2013 10:32 AM
1971BB427 So have you counted the teeth on the flexplate you removed to determine if it's 153 or 168?
01-01-2013 03:30 PM
31ROC
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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
only the sb400 had a weight attached to flex plate /flywheel also had a larger harmonic balancer look on back side of balancer If it has metal removed approx 1 " wide 5 " long it is a 400 external balance requiring matched flywheel ,if not you can use pre 85 2flywheel with larger bolt circle offered in 2 tooth count with maching starter ,if i remember correct 168 has staggered mounting holes 153 are straight across some have 2 long bolt some 1 long 1short,. I know before someone replies 454 also had added weights external balance
Thanks, the flexplate I removed had no weights....so going with a Pre-'86 350 small block....the flexplate had 3 1/2" mounting bolt circle.
01-01-2013 03:14 PM
496CHEVY3100 only the sb400 had a weight attached to flex plate /flywheel also had a larger harmonic balancer look on back side of balancer If it has metal removed approx 1 " wide 5 " long it is a 400 external balance requiring matched flywheel ,if not you can use pre 85 2flywheel with larger bolt circle offered in 2 tooth count with maching starter ,if i remember correct 168 has staggered mounting holes 153 are straight across some have 2 long bolt some 1 long 1short,. I know before someone replies 454 also had added weights external balance
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