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vkarppinen

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flexplate / flywheel questions- how many teeth ?

Post by vkarppinen on Tue Aug 02, 2016 4:39 pm

So... My 66 E. 6cyl 240 Falcon Club Wagon Deluxe is in need of a new flexplate. I have been searching Rockauto.com someone here lead me too. The flexplates they offer for my year say they have 164 teeth, mine has 168 - and yes I recounted like 5 times.

I checked 65 ,66,67 years under both club wagon and Econoline, same 164 teeth for all.

H:albino: H
ow many teeth you folks have left out there ?? lol!

Thanks again and again, Vin
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Re: flexplate / flywheel questions- how many teeth ?

Post by Seth G on Wed Aug 03, 2016 8:03 am

I think 164 is standard for 240/300's but it seems like I've heard of this before. Do a search of the 240/300 forum at the fordsix forums or ask there if you can't find the answer. My guess is that you should use a 164 and replaced the starter as well if need be, but I don't know.
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Re: flexplate / flywheel questions- how many teeth ?

Post by vkarppinen on Thu Aug 04, 2016 2:18 pm

the guys rebuilding my engine couldn't find 1 ford from 62-69 that used anything other than a 164 tooth flex plate, all engines all sizes all models with that drive train.

WTF - somebodys done some fooling around under there, my plate has a ford stamp on it
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Re: flexplate / flywheel questions- how many teeth ?

Post by Seth G on Thu Aug 04, 2016 7:09 pm

I did a lil googlin' last night and you are not alone my friend. What I'd like to know is if the circumference for the 168 and the 164 is the same? I think the solution probably is to buy the starter with the flexplate if need be. From what I gathered in my breif query, the 168 ford flexplate(and flywheel w/11" clutch) is obsolete, replaced by the 164
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Re: flexplate / flywheel questions- how many teeth ?

Post by vkarppinen on Fri Aug 05, 2016 5:13 am

Hey Seth, yes the circumference is the same 14.23 " if Im not mistaking. Im wondering if someone replaced the starter with the wrong one and that's why half the teeth are gone.

So, if the 168 tooth plate became obsolete, all the parts catalogs would have been printed after they became obsolete. therefore referencing the 164 to every ford that had the 168. this would seem a bit strange that no one has had this issue yet.

I understand that I can just order the 164 and get a new starter to match- but I would still like to know if the 168 was a factory item installed originally on the van.
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vkarppinen

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Re: flexplate / flywheel questions- how many teeth ?

Post by vkarppinen on Sat Aug 06, 2016 7:55 am

So... heres what I have found to this point, I went over to the Ford Six Forum...

I found someone that has a 66 F100 pick up that has the 168 tooth plate, but he has a C6 trans
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Re: flexplate / flywheel questions- how many teeth ?

Post by AthensTxMc on Sat Aug 13, 2016 9:01 am

Put the 164 tooth on there .. it will be just fine ...
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Re: flexplate / flywheel questions- how many teeth ?

Post by econopoor on Sun Aug 14, 2016 6:47 am

The 164 is Ford's replacement for the 168 tooth flywheel. Goes on with no problems. Same starter works with both.

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