You can use the later parts OK, the starters and flywheel must be used as
a pair because of the different ring gear on the 12v flywheel. You'll also
need a later ignition switch to use with the solenoid type starter. The only
thing you may have a problem with is the throwout arm - I'm not familiar
with the Zoom clutch; if it's the Borg & Beck type (3-finger) make sure
there's room for the throwout arm to operate correctly in the bellhousing.
Best to do all this before you put it in the truck.
Jack / Winter PArk FL
----- Original Message -----
From: Antonio R. Tijerino <email@example.com>
To: Ole Trucks <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Tuesday, November 02, 1999 2:04 AM
Subject: [oletrucks] Bellhousing and flywheels
> I am in the process of installing a '57 Chevy 235 car engine into my '53
> 1/2 Chevy truck. I have the original bellhousing from the truck, a brand
> new zoom clutch and pressure plate and the original flywheel (which I
> had resurfaced recently). I was wondering if it would be possible to use
> the Flywheel and starter from the '57 car instead of using my original
> flywheel and foot pedal starter. I like the '57 starter better because
> it is a 12V unit and uses a solenoid on the starter instead of the foot
> pedal in the truck. I noticed that the number of teeth between the two
> flywheels is different, I think the '57 car flywheel has more teeth per
> inch than the truck flywheel.
> Another related question: What is the bolt tightening spec. for the
> flywheel? Does anybody know how many lbs to apply?
> I have tried to loosen those bolts and boy! they are tight, I think a
> gorilla tigthten them, I will try to use a breaker bar tomorrow, any
> hints on how to do this better without busting my knuckles?
> '53 3100
> oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959
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