Install the starter and then pull the starter pinion gear out so it meshes
with the flywheel. Take a paper clip and see if it will fit between the
tip of the pinion tooth and the flywheel. If the clearances are too tight
then you have to start installing shims. Remember to have the battery
cable disconnected when doing this procedure. Your looking for .020
Also don't forget to install the rear starter to block support bracket. If
you don't have one...........buy one!
> [Original Message]
> From: <Mask1966@aol.com>
> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>; <email@example.com>
> Date: 10/26/2003 6:37:08 PM
> Subject: [oletrucks] Starter Shims?
> Hey V8 guys, how do I know how many shims to install with my 305 starter?
> know there is some measurement to be made, but where and how much? Help,
> motor goes in tomorrow.
> Mike Klepp
> '48 3100 5 window
> '65 C-10 stepside
> Wichita Falls, TX
> oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959
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