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Re: Mystery Flywheel number

To: tigers@autox.team.net
Subject: Re: Mystery Flywheel number
From: TIGEROOTES@aol.com
Date: Mon, 17 May 1999 17:03:39 EDT
The C2- indicates it is from 1962.  If it is for a V8, it would be for a 221 
or possibly a 260ci.  There are three different diameters of Ford flywheels 
for the small-block series.  If you don't use the correct one, with the 
correct bell housing and correct backing plate (it locates the starter as to 
how it addresses the flywheel) it may bolt up, but it may not work.  There 
are two different necks on Ford starters that determine where the starter 
pinion gear centerline is in relation to the backing plate and thus the 
flywheel.  I highly recommend you bolt the works together on the floor and 
put power to the starter motor before you install the combination: if the 
motor turns the engine, you have a combination that will work.  There is 
nothing more frustrating than installing the engine/trans assembly, bleeding 
the brakes and clutch, and turning the key to hear the motor run in 
space...no contact with the flywheel.  Been there.  Done that.  Never again!
Jim Leach,      Seattle

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