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starter shim check

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ive got a custom built starter for a smallblock chevy. the builder said the housing was made to fit the block with no need to shim. thats alright but id like to make sure before i destroy a balanced flywheel. no auto parts stores sell starters with shims anymore so i cant get the tiny rod used to check the shaft to flywheel teeth clearance. does anyone know where i can get one or is there anything equivelant? or does anyone know the exact thousanths of the rod used to gauge the starter? please help.
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Try this link..

has a description of starter shimming..

Doc here, :pimp:

JIMFULCO is quite correct, any 1/8 inch round stock will work as a gear clearance checker.

Doc :pimp:
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