Put mini starter from 91 dakota in my 62 chrysler 300. Not meshing right with converter. Ring gear. Anyone have this issue. ?
Had the same issue and there are comments on this issue definitely on this site and some of the others, but you may have to Google. Long story short, I found that the dust cover that goes between the mini starter and the bell housing also acted as an alignment plate of sorts. I left it off the first time I installed a mini and sheared the teeth off my torque converter ring gear - not fun, had to weld on another ring gear. Bought a new mini, used the dust cover this time and the issue was fixed. IF you're using the dust cover and still having that issue - hit up the ol googlizer and search the FCBO, FBBO, FABO sites, there are plenty of write ups on this.I will check starter for the rib. But seems would need to move starter gear away from ring gear for better mesh.
That's not the dust cover I'm referring to. The one I'm talking about often gets referred to as a starter shim but it's not. See below:
Hi Mike. Thanks for the clarification. I have worked on big blocks going back to 1966. I’ve never used a starter shim/dust cover. And I’ve never had a problem. However, since this is a 1962 push-button trans car, perhaps something is different?
That certainly could be, good point. Definitely an odd problem and like I said, Ive known other guys who ran their starters without them with no issues, but all I can speak to is my situation and what worked for me. I will say this, I ran a mini with AND without a starter dust cover on my 383 with no issues. The issue of shearing the ring gear teeth on my torque converter only happened once I dropped in a 440.Hi Mike. Thanks for the clarification. I have worked on big blocks going back to 1966. I’ve never used a starter shim/dust cover. And I’ve never had a problem. However, since this is a 1962 push-button trans car, perhaps something is different?