Re: Tremec Overhaul Anyone Done It?
I was looking at the Castlemaine rod shop left hand starter bellhousing, so the starter motor problem should disappear. My engine (347) is balanced to 28oz-in so no problems there.
You seem to be a very knowledgable person on 5 speed conversions. Maybe you can shed some light on one question I have. I have seen an EA running a clevo and FMX. All FMX's were large diameter flex plate. It was running a standard starter motor (solenoid on starter, not rat-trap starter) on the right hand side of the engine. I spoke with the owner who said it was tight, but by installing the engine/trans complete with starter, it still fitted without touching the steering rack. To remove the starter the steering rack had to be removed though.
My question is this. Are the EA and EL dimensionally identical in this area, or is the EL tighter? I was also considering running the toploader b/h with an adaptor plate for the TKO and a hi torque starter motor which is shorter and smaller than the old style starter. But if the EL is tighter, I will go with the LH starter b/h.
This and any other tips gratefully received.