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Username Post: Sandwich plate        (Topic#362729)
Darren Curtain 
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Reg: 03-29-20
09-28-20 03:12 AM - Post#2804406    

Hi new to sbc engines just wondering if I need to use a sandwich plate between block and th350 transmission??Thanks


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09-28-20 06:49 AM - Post#2804416    
    In response to Darren Curtain

What year model engine? Does it have provisions for a block mounted starter? 57, 283's had block mounted starters, earlier engines didn't. Link to Starter monting.

66 Corvair (driving)
57 2dr HT (driving)
56 2dr HT (waiting to be restored)

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09-28-20 10:31 AM - Post#2804439    
    In response to acardon

^^^Only the Turbo-Glide transmission equipped engines had block mounted starters, although all 57 V-8's had the blocks tapped for them, including the 57 265, that Turbo-Glides never came bolted up too. It was 63, with the 327, that all those 327 engines came with a block mounted starter, the 283's still used the bell-housing mounted starters. 64 on, all engines used block mounted starters, although some trucks used bell-housing mounted starters until the late 70's. I can't say I ever saw a factory Chevrolet V-8 with a spacer plate between the engine and transmission. Fords are an entirely different deal. I am Butch/56sedandelivery.

Darren Curtain 
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Reg: 03-29-20
09-28-20 12:10 PM - Post#2804447    
    In response to 56sedandelivery

Thanks guys the engine is out of a hq holden(aussie car)around 1972 and has block mounted starter and as coming from fords yep they do stuff different ???????? thanks for the help????

Edited by Darren Curtain on 09-28-20 12:10 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

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09-30-20 10:42 AM - Post#2804556    
    In response to Darren Curtain

Normal SBC do not use a "sandwich plate" like the SBF's do. The Ford plate is used to accurately locate the starter in relation to ring gear.
I have both types of engines.


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