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Y-8 flex-plate for '55: Need recommendations for good sources

Posted By bergmanj 2 Years Ago
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Y-8 flex-plate for '55: Need recommendations for good sources

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bergmanj
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Hi!
I'm looking for recommendations for good flex-plate sources for my 1955 Y.
Already looked for "search" & couldn't find - what am I doing wrong?
Thanks, JB

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http://forums.y-blocksforever.com/uploads/images/3f4fffd0-ee3d-497d-a0e5-50b5.jpgMacsantiqueauto sells new replacements. Stamped Steel One Piece  without the separate riveted 'Ears" that came loose on the Originals.I bought One last Year.

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Or use a 57 - up y-block flex plate.
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O. K., I got the new one-piece flex-plate from "Larry's": No instructions.  What side of the plate do the spacer shims (3) go on crank flange, or converter side?  And (maybe "stupid", but I don't have the old one out yet) which way does the flex plate face - indents toward engine or converter?  Or, is it "self-explanitory" once apart?  I have the '55 "air-cooled" converter setup and have never changed one out - "Larry's" website says that the new one "also works on the air-cooled" converter.

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The Shims go on the side facing away from the Engine ( Convertor Side). They are to be used to space the mounting Bolts away from the Block so You don't end up with Bolts catching on the Block. I asked the same Question from Macs because there are No Instructions as You know. Should be some Instructions provided. It will only go on One Way.
Using a 57 Flexplate is not really the Answer as they are hard to come by. This replacement Flexplate eliminates the problem with the originals "Ears" comming loose.

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