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I just finished my 383 and installed it into my truck. I purchased a new high torque started and tried to install it. The gear of the starter engaged the flywheel by a quarter of an inch. WRONG. So I tried it on the 350 I just took out and yup, it works just fine. So I took a measurement of the flywheel to block clearance. The 383 has .75 or 3/4 of an inch from outside of fly to block. The 350 has 1.125 or 1-1/8 clearance from outside of fly to block. Question, WHY? What could cause the difference? MS_tom help....

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If you look carefully the ring gear is usually welded to one side or the other. You need to make sure that you dont have the flywheel installed backwards.

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machine shop tom said:
Yup, flywheel's on bass ackwards.

tom


At least you found it BEFORE you installed the engine....... :D


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VERY INTERESTING

Hard to get that German accent in the subject line. I reversed the fly wheel and the clearance is EXACTLY the SAME. Now what? And yes, I had already installed the motor and and everything. I was waiting on the high torque starter, which came Saturday. When I tried to install it, that was when Murphy decided to stop by for a visit.

hr41pearl :cool:

Second thought. Is it possible that I have a 350 flywheel and I should really have a 400 flywheel? This is a 383 motor. If so, is there a spacer on the 400 or an offset?

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