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theduck Thu Dec 08, 2022 1:04 am

:shock: Hello all. I have a 67 type 1, with a 1600 Ah engine. So I had to take out my engine cuz of oil leaks and a grinding noise when I would start up the car. I would like to ask for help on why me flywheel teeth are torn up, and the trans housing looks a war zone. My starter looks fine in that the teeth look good also .



AirHead1966 Thu Dec 08, 2022 6:54 am

Probably your starter shaft bushing is worn, and the starter shaft is flopping around chewing the gears on the flywheel.

I would suggest replacing the flywheel and the starter with a self-supporting auto stick starter. That does not need the bushing. I bought a rebuilt one from AutoZone with a lifetime warranty that works great. With coupon I paid less than $60.

People here tend not to like anything that that is not German, but I am very happy with my aftermarket starter and flywheel. They work great for me.

runamoc Thu Dec 08, 2022 7:38 am

check end play of the engine..make sure gland nut is tight to specs

cbeck Thu Dec 08, 2022 7:48 am

The flywheel is obviously rubbing on tne the trans case. Has the trans been swapped out for a 6 volt trans? Looks like the rub marks are close to what needs to be clearancef to fit a 12volt flywheel into a 6 volt trans case. Or something is loose, or excessive end play as already mentioned.

Pruneman99 Thu Dec 08, 2022 4:12 pm

That's not a 6v starter running against a 12v flywheel is it?

theduck Fri Dec 09, 2022 12:27 am

:shock: Hello all. My car is 67 12 volt. Will ck end play . Question would not having the 2 mounting bolts do this ? I notice that one bolt was missing and the other one was loose. Talking about the top bolts. Thx all :D

RWK Fri Dec 09, 2022 6:35 am

Yes it would

Pruneman99 Fri Dec 09, 2022 9:36 am

theduck wrote: :shock: Hello all. My car is 67 12 volt. Will ck end play . Question would not having the 2 mounting bolts do this ? I notice that one bolt was missing and the other one was loose. Talking about the top bolts. Thx all :D

It doesn't matter what your car is, it matters what someone bolted to it. You can bolt a 6v starter to a 12v car...

Of course having your engine falling off can cause misalignment and damage.

theduck Fri Dec 09, 2022 1:31 pm

:shock: Understood.so I checked, my starter is a 12 volt,flywheel is a 200mm. As for the trans, the seller stated it was late one, but as we all kn,people will said anything to get a sale. So when I installed the 1600 engine it when in easy, no issues. If it was a 6-volt trans,it would not slip in right? When I would start the car I would hear a grinding sound. So, I thought it was the starter, so I changed it. The noise didn't stop. :?

viiking Fri Dec 09, 2022 3:57 pm

I’d say your transmission mounts look bad allowing the engine to “hang” more especially if any of the top engine bolts are loose.



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