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Dirt Roller

Total posts: 14
posted April 28, 2004 05:28 AM  
I have had several flexplates tear up and my question is , what is the correct way to set the clearance between the drive and the flywheel? I have a tilton super starter and a 153 tooth flywheel. Thanks

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 196
posted April 28, 2004 03:06 PM  
I think you should have about .100-.125" clearance between the starter pinion and the flex plate. When gear is engaged, there should be a small amount of clearance also between the gears. Make sure you run actual starter bolts as they have a shoulder on them that engage a 1/4" threadless area in the block; this really solidifies the starter to the block. If you run plain old bolts, they flex and chew both gears up.

Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 2007
posted April 28, 2004 03:17 PM  
in the engaged position you should have about .030-.045(about the size of standard paper clip) clearance between the peak of one gear tooth and the valley of the other when meshed together.

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 331
posted April 28, 2004 11:43 PM  
18d is tat u Doughtry the one that runs the yellow and green IMCA at Southern??????

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 14
posted April 29, 2004 05:36 AM  
Thanks for the help guys,and for you nut 3D, yes I am and I hope to be back running with you guys in the next couple of weeks.

Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 755
posted April 29, 2004 10:18 AM  
I do it just like dirtbuster says and have never had a problem.

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