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Username Post: aligning torque converter and flexplate        (Topic#348360)
100fires 
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11-23-17 04:40 PM - Post#2715502    

First of all Happy Thanksgiving to all.

I read the manual and it said to align the X's on the converter and flexplate. I found the X on the converter but can't find it on the flexplate. Does anyone have a suggestion as to which side it is on and what to do if I can't find it.

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11-23-17 04:45 PM - Post#2715504    
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What trans is this?



 
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11-23-17 05:41 PM - Post#2715513    
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If you are talking about a Powerglide on a 235, I would expect the X to be on the rear face of the flexplate so you could see it when you bolt the PG to the adapter.

Ray

Those who choose an automatic transmission want transportation. Those who choose a manual transmission want to drive.


 
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11-23-17 10:52 PM - Post#2715535    
    In response to raycow

That is where I was looking for it. It on a Flexplate from my 54 Powerglide since I am still running a 6 volt system. Any major concerns, if I do not line the X's up?



 
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11-24-17 12:45 AM - Post#2715539    
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Maybe balance, but I honestly don't know for certain.

Ray

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11-25-17 01:52 PM - Post#2715698    
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  • 100fires Said:
Does anyone have a suggestion as to which side it is on and what to do if I can't find it.



This is the flexplate from a 1951 PowerGlide. Maybe it will give you an idea. You can see the "BB" and also the place where metal was removed to bring it into balance. There is also the letter "D" on the ring gear that I think you can see once you enlarge the photo but not sure of its significance.

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11-25-17 04:51 PM - Post#2715712    
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Well, that would seem to answer the question. The "X" is on the same side of the flexplate as the timing mark. That side of the flexplate would have to face forward when installed so you can time the engine.

Ray

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11-25-17 09:09 PM - Post#2715726    
    In response to raycow

Thanks everyone. It makes a lot of sense to have it on the side that ace the engine instead of the converter. I will spin the engine and look for it on that side.



 
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11-26-17 06:27 AM - Post#2715762    
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I had the same concern when I had to attach the flex plate on my '54 transmission.

I seem to remember that either the bolt pattern or dowels would prevent the flex plate to be installed wrong. Also, you should be able to see the timing ball when the flex plate is installed.

Be sure to torque the bolts. Don't ask why I mention this.

Hope this helps.

1951 styline deluxe sport coupe w/54 engine & powerglide


 

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