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From: San Lorenzo, CA, USA
Registered: Aug 2001

posted 09-11-2002 01:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rockafellz   Click Here to Email rockafellz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Another quick question...

'87 306 block with an SFI Flexplate. Should I or do I need to transfer the original flexplate retainer ring to the new SFI flexplate? Also when bolting it up, I understand I need loctite the threads and use sealer near the head of the bolt to prevent leaks?!???

Thanks in advance.


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Just Strokin

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posted 09-11-2002 08:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Just Strokin   Click Here to Email Just Strokin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I don't see as it would hurt to use the ring. It prevents the bolts from gauling the flexplate surface and possible fractures occuring. I plan on using one with the sfi flexplate on the 514 i am building.

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posted 09-11-2002 10:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Won't hurt, but you do not need it.

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From: Ont, Canada
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posted 09-12-2002 05:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangboy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I don't know about an SFI flexplate but you need them on a stock ford flexplate.I got a 351W free because someone forgot to install this little item and the flexplate cracked all around the crank bolts.You should have heard the racket that thing made when it was running.

1968 mustang j-code sprint.13.69@101 1963Falcon waiting for a rebirth.

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capri man

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posted 09-12-2002 06:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for capri man   Click Here to Email capri man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i have always been under the impression that the ring distributes the torque evenly around the bolt holes to prevent the cracking of the plate. is this just an old wives tale?

mike r
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