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maddogmcda
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Oct 23, 2011, 11:57 AM

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Rebuilt 351c with new flexplate & used old starter which was in good condition. Now have missing tooth on flexplate. When replacing flexplate, how can I avoid this problem again. Is there a way to align starter. Thanks, 1970 ford ranchero


Tom Greenleaf
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Oct 23, 2011, 12:06 PM

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? Use OE parts,

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Discretesignals
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Oct 23, 2011, 12:26 PM

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Was the tooth broken off or just worn down?





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maddogmcda
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Oct 23, 2011, 12:49 PM

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After sarting the engine for let's say 6 months, starter would spin. Removed starter and noticed a tooth was gone. Really want to avoid same thing happening again after installing replacement flexplate, Maddog


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Oct 23, 2011, 5:35 PM

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That flexplate also called a flywheel or the ring gear on it is replaceable in whole. Shouldn't loose a tooth as mentioned like that but if starter is asked to start a running engine you are on your own.

You are lucky as this one is relatively easy as they go,

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Oct 23, 2011, 7:22 PM

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You could take your flexplate to the dentist. j/k

I believe you can fix that by welding another tooth on there. Weld a bead and file it to make a tooth. As long as your engine isn't kicking back while starting you shouldn't break anymore teeth off.





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(This post was edited by Discretesignals on Oct 23, 2011, 7:24 PM)






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