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Technical Sbc flex plate

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 31Vicky with a hemi, May 20, 2019.

  1. Well everything seems to be good enough.
    Did a 100’ burnout, backed up, first second third shift.
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  2. Kerfuckery at its finest
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  3. All that on just the starter motor alone! Now what will the engine do? :D
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  4. No telling!!!
    At least now we can start it, drive it and tune it.
    Kinda risky business test driving a circle track race car around the block. I make him do that I got enough trouble with the damn car and the neighbors and no time to monkey around with the sheriff too. :p:D
  5. Have you figured out exactly what was the root cause of all the issues? Sounds like you hot it licked.
  6. carcruse
    Joined: Aug 20, 2007
    Posts: 587


    Check the pump in that 1st trans. I broke the nose off of 2 starters in one of my Vettes. Found trans pump was going bad and would periodically lock up when trying to start car. Put in new pump and all has been fine for last 15 or so years.
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  7. At the very front of the mess and before I ever saw it- the root cause there was an asshole in charge.
  8. For all of us that have yet to have this kinda fun.... how much run-out (measured on the teeth face of the flexplate) is considered too much?
  9. Truckdoctor Andy
    Joined: Jan 13, 2017
    Posts: 790

    Truckdoctor Andy

    Another reason I love living out in the middle of no where!

    Sent from my iPhone using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
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  10. Only FSM specs I could find was 0.030.
    Seems kind of tight for a tolerance on something named a flex plate.
    Theoretically it should spin pretty damn true and by eye it does.
    Give me an email address and I’ll send you what too much looks like
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    So what are you saying YOU were the issue? Get it out fast and skip some steps?
    Or trying to be funny? You are quite entertaining, to be honest :rolleyes:

    Like I said in my post, don’t see shit like this everyday, but I have gone down the rabbit hole more then once on a “simple repair” only to find out it’s a one in a thousand kerfuckery situation.

    It’s all fun and games ‘till you take one in the nuts
  12. Oh I’m being funny.
    Previous people fucked shit up.
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    So what was fucked?
    Am I missing something?
    I’m definitely not the sharpest knife.
    Purple crayons are the tastiest.
    Where’s my tin foil chewing gum?
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  14. X-cpe
    Joined: Mar 9, 2018
    Posts: 644


    Those things will bust up parts in a lot of weird ways. Probably broke a trans case in a wreck and reused his "good" converter in the replacement and never saw that anything was bent. Thanks for posting! Your headache will hopefully help someone else down the line when things just don't make sense
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  15. Rich S.
    Joined: Jul 22, 2016
    Posts: 273

    Rich S.

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  16. 41rodderz
    Joined: Sep 27, 2010
    Posts: 3,036

    from Oregon

  17. 41rodderz
    Joined: Sep 27, 2010
    Posts: 3,036

    from Oregon

    Sorry you had to go through that. I think I will live vicariously through you instead of going through it myself. Murphy's law prevails again. I hate old Murphy .

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