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73 302 ro 351w swap now transmission noise
(01-17-2019, 09:22 PM)samckay Wrote: got transmission out and the spacer plate has scrapes consistent w torque convertor and the new flexplate is approx 3/16 inch THINNER than the original that was attached to this transmission.  

Not sure if the issue is only the flexplate or how to go forward.  tried to post some pics but not successful

samckay,                                                                                                                                     a couple of things come to mind here now, you might be all good with the front pump, provided that the 3/16'' difference in the flex plate did not cause any binding at the pump. (under normal circumstances , tightening up the converter nuts can draw the converter foreward near that much.)    the other thing , wondering how much crankshaft end play you may actually may have, especially seeing this was a manual transmission..                                                                        you may well be out of the woods here, but I will suggest checking  crankshaft end play while checking for clearance between the spacer and flexplate.                                                    Boilermaster
Possibly converter drain plug not lined up with the appropriate hole twisting the flexplate.

(01-19-2019, 01:34 AM)Hemikiller Wrote: Possibly converter drain plug not lined up with the appropriate hole twisting the flexplate.
Hemikiller,                                                                                                                                  samckay may be able to answer that by telling us if there is one or four holes for the converter drain on the flexplate.                                                                                                                           I am also wondering exactly what is hitting what, could it actually be the balance weight on the flexplate ? or each of the four converter studs or even the drain plug itself?                                     The scrape marks width should tell the story.                                                                               Are the width of the balance weight, converter stud or drain plug ?                                                Samckay how about  removing the flexplate from the engine and bolting it it up to the torque converter with the converter fully seated in the transmission and lay a straight edge across the transmission, see which of the three is the closest to the face of the transmission ?   What about inside starter bolt being too long ?                                                                                Boilermaster
Wow,                                                                                                                                         Sorry if it looks like I need to take remedial type class, my keyboard is all messed up.                      Boilermaster
Clutch pilot bearing/ bushing WAS removed from the 351 W crank RIGHT ?                                        Boilermaster
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