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gar
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 8
posted January 30, 2003 01:04 PM
Anyone use a rear engine plate with a chevy 350 and powerglide ?
Do you have any problems with the torque converter where it lines up with the crank,where it seats into the crank ? Also how far it goes into the trans. ?
Could use 1/4 inch spacers between flywheel and converter,but seems like it would be out of the crank too far then,causing it to wobble some or vibrate.
Any help would be appreciated.

Pickel
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 564
posted January 30, 2003 02:03 PM UIN: 25419780
I know a lot of mods and late models run then but never seen a street stock have one.

RC Racing
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 144
posted January 30, 2003 03:44 PM
Run out of shop with 3 Limited Late Models. We all have a rear engine plate btw 350 & the glide. (and excuse me, but I don't know all the correct terminology, so I'll try to fully describe everything so as not to confuse)

1) install the torque converter (tc) until you hear/feel two "clicks", insuring that you're on the tranny shaft splines propery.
2) back the tc out of the glide approximately 1/4". This 1/4" should be about 1/2 the depth of the slot on tc's convertor hub
3) insure the nub on the front (engine side) of the tc fits into the back of the crank. It should fit in there deep enough to support the tc (maybe 1/8"), but the tc shold still spin freely. In other words, it shouldn't bind as it would if it were extended too deeply into the crank. If the nub isn't long enough, have a tranny or tc specialist shop weld on and machine an extension to the nub. I've done this once.
4) Add washers between flexplate & tc. We've never had to add more than 2

Hope this helps

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gar
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 8
posted January 31, 2003 08:41 PM
quote:
Originally posted by RC Racing:
Run out of shop with 3 Limited Late Models. We all have a rear engine plate btw 350 & the glide. (and excuse me, but I don't know all the correct terminology, so I'll try to fully describe everything so as not to confuse)

1) install the torque converter (tc) until you hear/feel two "clicks", insuring that you're on the tranny shaft splines propery.
2) back the tc out of the glide approximately 1/4". This 1/4" should be about 1/2 the depth of the slot on tc's convertor hub
3) insure the nub on the front (engine side) of the tc fits into the back of the crank. It should fit in there deep enough to support the tc (maybe 1/8"), but the tc shold still spin freely. In other words, it shouldn't bind as it would if it were extended too deeply into the crank. If the nub isn't long enough, have a tranny or tc specialist shop weld on and machine an extension to the nub. I've done this once.
4) Add washers between flexplate & tc. We've never had to add more than 2

Hope this helps




gar
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 8
posted January 31, 2003 08:44 PM
Thanks RC,
I will try it out this season.
Another question,do you run a mount on the trans. tailshaft or do ya let it hang there ?
Seems like you would break tailshafts awful easy without a rear mount.

justin
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 167
posted January 31, 2003 09:15 PM
I've never ran an engine plate before, but I do have the rear mounts that mount between the engine and the bell housing and I don't use a trans mount. Haven't had a problem yet.

Justin

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