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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-11-2002, 03:19 PM
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Right way to install flexplate?

Is there a right way to position the flexplate for installation? It would seem to me that in order for it to balance the engine correctly, it would have to be installed in a specific position. When I installed mine I did not pay much attention and now I wonder if maybe its on wrong.

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Re: Right way to install flexplate?

on AMC V8s ( and probably others) the crank bolt pattern will only fit ONE WAY.

if its bolted with all of the bolts its oriented correctly.

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Re: Right way to install flexplate?

Also, if I remember right from installing mine, if it's backward, the ring gear teeth will hit the back of the block.
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Re: Right way to install flexplate?

Thanks. I figured it had to be that way, but I couldn't remember how I put it on. Also, thanks for the help with the kick down linkage. I will tighten it up tonight. With the kick down linkage as it is the trans shifts so early that I actually had better overall accelleration with the 6!

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Re: Right way to install flexplate?

That's the way my pickup started acting after I swapped carbs. After I get around to putting the floor in, I'll have to get Matt to help me adjust the linkage if I can't figure it out.
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Re: Right way to install flexplate?

Accelleration problem is fixed. The transmission kickdown linkage was part of the problem, but the rest was the the throttle cable had too much slack and was not opening up the throttle valve all the way. Hence I was not getting the most out of the engine, and it was not pulling enough on the kick down linkage to shift at high enough RPM's. Works much better now.
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