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    I changed my BBC Flex plate twice so far. I had a stock starter I bent one now I put a new one with a high torque starter and it bent again.

    Does anyone recommend using a brace on the rear of the starter?

    What a pain in the ass

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    Are you using the correct tooth count plate?

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    run a quality flexplate, check the gear mesh clearance,shim if needed, i like to run the straps, secures the starter if it is torquing, cheap fix to a potential problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnray069 View Post
    run a quality flexplate, check the gear mesh clearance,shim if needed, i like to run the straps, secures the starter if it is torquing, cheap fix to a potential problem.
    x2 are running any shims even though new palte and starter u still should need some shimming i had this prob before longtime ago
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    Ya 168 Tooth.

    I ordered the bracket for the rear of the starter I will try that.

    When I first put the new flex plate and starter in it worked fine after I ran it it got screwed up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swain View Post
    Ya 168 Tooth.

    I ordered the bracket for the rear of the starter I will try that.

    When I first put the new flex plate and starter in it worked fine after I ran it it got screwed up.
    Get an SFI approved flexplate[thicker]. When the gear is out, you should be able to put a 1/8th drillbit between teeth, no more. I remove the gm seloniod and engage the gear to check it.

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    you have to use the correct starter bolts with the knurled shank, you can not run stock bolts it will shift, Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Brock View Post
    you have to use the correct starter bolts with the knurled shank, you can not run stock bolts it will shift, Jim

    That's what I am running i just picked up a thicker flex plate at lunch.

    So I will try that tomorrow.

    Thanks for everyones help

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    J&W makes a flexplate called the wheel and it is the bad azz! Also does the starter sound if it is binding when starting like it is to close? Sometimes the starter is not to close but to far away! Check the gear mesh! WT


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    the other way to check gear mesh is spray paint on flywheel teeth all the way around and then turn it over. read teeth. some flywheels are eeg shaped from welding and warped

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    dont buy china crap...buy once...cry once SFI

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    i seen this with a ignition start great cold after warm break the nose off starter or fly wheel

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    shoulda bought a FORD!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HBInHeat View Post
    shoulda bought a FORD!

    HAHA never

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