Flexplate spacer/ retaining ring

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Flexplate spacer/ retaining ring

Post  rmk57 on February 28th 2015, 10:31 pm

When is this part required ? I have a 502 scat stroker and would like to know if the spacer needs to be used.
My flexplate is a new Pioneer brand .

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Flex plate ring

Post  manofmerc on March 3rd 2015, 6:03 am

I was always told if you have one use it and if you don't don't worry about it.That ring acts like a washer .It allows the bolts to apply clamping force all the way around the perimeter of the bolt circle .And I am not a fan of pioneer flex plates either .I feel the pioneer flex plate is really good for a stock or mildly modified engine .Isnt yours a stroker build ? My 427 had a pioneer flex plate and it cracked all the way around under the flex plate ring .Either way you should be ok with or with out the ring.Doug

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Re: Flexplate spacer/ retaining ring

Post  rmk57 on March 3rd 2015, 11:33 pm

Only reason I'm replacing the original Ford one is my cheap Chinese starter ate the ring gear.
The Pioneer looks sturdier that the original anyway, it's a solid piece without the triangular holes
Like stock Ford one.

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