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i'm in the process of switching my 69 mustang over from a fe to a 385.i've been buying some peices over the last couple of years.one thing that i bought was a scattershield and flywhell from a puller.the flywheel is 168 teeth,that had a dual disc clutch,with the bolt pattern for a 11" long pressure plate .there is a part number A002117.i have heard it said that the fe and 385 flywheels will inter change,but my fe flywheel is much bigger outside diameter.my fe flywheel wont even fit in the scattershield.my fe is a billet zoom ,the same size as stock with 184 teeth .cant find any pt# on the shield.and it appears that a 385 starter wount fit the bell housing (i may have a automatic starter ,is there a difference?)is the scattershield and flywheel oddball parts or standard 385 stuff?thanks for any post.

69 fb mustang,390, nash 4+1, 4.56, 6.93 @97 (1/8)11.09 @121 (1/4),[email protected] w/150 n20,3220 lbs w/driver

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Mark J
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165.121.227.57 168 tooth
No score for this post November 27 2005, 2:21 PM

Is what we run. This is common for drag units. I have no problems mounting a starter. let us know if you need any more information.
V/R
Mark

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Terry Bumgarner
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70.250.213.95 Re: got a flywheel question
No score for this post November 27 2005, 9:00 PM

It is not uncommon to have to clearance the bellhousing a little for the ring gear to clear. You shouldn't have to do a bunch grinding. I use the Jeg's starter part# 555-10045. It will work for the 184 and 176 ring gears. I use the 168 ring and the above starter. I use this starter because of it's indexability to clear oil pans ect. when moved in to fit the 168 ring. In fact mine is on the drivers side.

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Ron Silvey
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216.218.103.148 thanks mark and terry
No score for this post November 27 2005, 9:32 PM

i was worried that i might have gotten something odd ball because of the difference in the flywheel diameters.the 385 is 14 1/8 and the fe is 15 1/2.but i will continue on with the project and maybe it will be done by march .another question..Do yall run the front bearing retainer bolted to the inside of the scattershield?the transmission would locate off the front bearing then right ?that is how the shield that i have now is and i have noticed that all the procars are like that too.btw mark nice piece of racing history!again thanks for the coments

69 fb mustang,390, nash 4+1, 4.56, 6.93 @97 (1/8)11.09 @121 (1/4),[email protected] w/150 n20,3220 lbs w/driver

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Mark J
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165.121.232.231 Throw out bearing support or "candle stick".
No score for this post November 28 2005, 12:02 AM

Yes it is bolted to the inside of the "can". I run a Lenco so the input shaft kinda floats in there and the "candle stick" is not used to retain my front bearing. In your case the hole may be too small for a conventional type trans. Remember if you are required to have your scattershield recertified you better let the maker modify it for you or they wil give you a hard time come recertification time.
Hope this helps.
Mark

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Ron Silvey
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216.218.100.206 modify
No score for this post November 28 2005, 8:03 PM

thanks mark.the can i have has been modified several times .they fit a clark 5 spd to it the last time .as of right now i dont need recertification as i race mostly at outlaw street events,but it is a good idea to keep in mind .what locates the imput in the center of your candle stick?just by looking about 5 feet away it appears thet the front bearing is centered up in the hole in the can .and the candlestick is centered on the hole in the can too.on my nash the front beraring sticks out of the case about .100.if i reduce the hole in the can to the size of the O.D. of the bearing and then mount the bearing retainer to the can do you think this set up will work ?just trying to use the parts i already have.i will use the 11" presure plate with the sintered bronz puck disc as this has worked for me with about 700 hp .i will be most thankful for any advice in this area.

69 fb mustang,390, nash 4+1, 4.56, 6.93 @97 (1/8)11.09 @121 (1/4),[email protected] w/150 n20,3220 lbs w/driver

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Mark J
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199.174.151.51 Input shaft
No score for this post November 28 2005, 8:33 PM

My input shaft stays in the candle stick when the trans is removed. The trans is what keeps the input shaft in the center when the trans is installed. When it is all together the input shaft has just a bit of clearance in it to keep all from binding up, for and aft. The input shaft slips into a seal on the trans to keep the oil in. The candlestick keeps the input shaft from going too far forward. I do not fully understand your set-up.
V/R
Mark
 
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