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Post  bbf-falcon October 4th 2016, 5:49 pm

Was just wondering if anyone has had any starter meshing issues w/TCI midplate. I have fought this as long as I've had this car. I've been contemplating taking it out and sending it to KFM for a new one.

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Post  Mark Miller October 5th 2016, 12:27 am

Rick,was this the problem you were having at Norwalk?

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Post  bbf-falcon October 5th 2016, 8:11 am


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Post  bbf-falcon October 5th 2016, 8:12 am

Yes

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Post  Mark Miller October 5th 2016, 11:55 pm

Hopefully you get it figured out.

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Post  IDT-572 October 6th 2016, 12:51 pm

Rick, Russ Hood and David Willingham are working out Russ's starter problem as we speak.

Russ Can send you some pictures I'm sure if you ask him.
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Post  Moodyblues October 6th 2016, 4:34 pm

I would be glad to send pics. Just give me your cell. . Ive fought them all year.
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Post  Wheelie58 October 9th 2016, 11:33 am

Here are a couple of things to check.
Mock the starter and mid plate on an engine with the Flexplate that you are using.
Pull the starter pinion "out" in the engaged position and block it there. I usually put a couple tie wraps around the small part to make it stay out.
Now you can check your engagement depth and tooth backlash.
Most starter guys recommend between.015" and .040" tooth clearance.
If your pinion is not coming all the way across the ring gear tooth, that needs to be addressed.
There seems to be a wide variation on offsets when aftermarket Flexplates are made.
An easy way of checking the accuracy of the starter register hole is to stack an OE starter locator plate on it, using the dowels to align the plates.
If the starter fits loosely in the register hole ( the 4.091 ish one) you will experience problems.
I hope this helps.
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Post  bbf-falcon October 13th 2016, 1:28 pm

Is that clearance between the end of the starter gear cog where it meshes with the flexplate gear?

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Post  bbf-falcon October 13th 2016, 1:31 pm

Wheelie58 wrote:Here are a couple of things to check.
Mock the starter and mid plate on an engine with the Flexplate that you are using.
Pull the starter pinion "out" in the engaged position and block it there. I usually put a couple tie wraps around the small part to make it stay out.
Now you can check your engagement depth and tooth backlash.
Most starter guys recommend between.015" and .040" tooth clearance.
If your pinion is not coming all the way across the ring gear tooth, that needs to be addressed.
There seems to be a wide variation on offsets when aftermarket Flexplates are made.
An easy way of checking the accuracy of the starter register hole is to stack an OE starter locator plate on it, using the dowels to align the plates.
If the starter fits loosely in the register hole ( the 4.091 ish one) you will experience problems.
I hope this helps.
Keith


Thanks Keith

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Post  bbf-falcon October 13th 2016, 1:31 pm

Moodyblues wrote:I would be glad to send pics.  Just give me your cell. .  Ive fought them all year.

You have pm Russ.thx bro

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