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Old 05-13-2018, 05:47 PM
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I have a 68C3 with a 283ci engine in it (obviously not original equipment).
When looking at the oil filter (to get a replacement) I noticed that I can clearly see what I believe to be the flywheel. (It has gear teeth on its edge.) Is this proper or is there a cover missing?

The photo was taken from the front of the car. Oil filter is the blue object in the upper right corner.


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Old 05-13-2018, 05:54 PM
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No that is not right. There should be a cover over it.
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It's just missing the flywheel/inspection cover--not a huge deal...

you will have to R&I the starter when you get a shield to put on it...
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It should look something like this...


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Originally Posted by Parodi Cigar View Post
I have a 68C3 with a 283ci engine in it (obviously not original equipment).
When looking at the oil filter (to get a replacement) I noticed that I can clearly see what I believe to be the flywheel. (It has gear teeth on its edge.) Is this proper or is there a cover missing?

The photo was taken from the front of the car. Oil filter is the blue object in the upper right corner.


something does not look right with the teeth on that flywheel !!! look it over carefully while you are in there.
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Old 05-14-2018, 08:21 AM
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you will need the cover for the 10.5" flywheel most likely. 153 teeth if i remember correctly
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Looks like the teeth have been around or a starter was not shimmed.
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The teeth on that side of the flywheel are beveled that way so that the Bendix gear on the starter drive can easily engage with them.

You just need to clean that area free of rocks/debris that might damage the flywheel and install another inspection cover on the bell housing. There are several different configurations of inspection cover, depending on engine model. Most auto parts places should be able to order one for not much money.
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Thanks everyone! Extremely helpful. I have contacted a transmission shop to look over my trannie and clutch (a new car to me). I will have them install the cover.
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I don't know why the picture did not show up but here it is again for anyone interested.

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Originally Posted by Parodi Cigar View Post
Thanks everyone! Extremely helpful. I have contacted a transmission shop to look over my trannie and clutch (a new car to me). I will have them install the cover.
Hi, do you mind if I ask you how much the repair is/was to install the new flywheel cover? Iím looking at aí72 Coupe tomorrow and see that it is missing the cover as well. Thanks.
Joe

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?????? your missing more then the inspection plate...looks like you missing the bottom half of the bell housing, I have never seen that before.


what transmission is that?


they did a nice job on the exhaust

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?????? your missing more then the inspection plate...looks like you missing the bottom half of the bell housing, I have never seen that before.


what transmission is that?


they did a nice job on the exhaust
Kind of think the same thing. Could be the angle of the pic but looks like more than the inspection cover is missing. Also, if you look closely, the flex plate teeth are caked in dirt. Nothing a couple of cans of Brakcleen can’t fix.

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Missing inspection cover for automatic tranny....
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The second one is missing the auto trans cover. Actually easier to install because you don't have to remove starter. 4 small bolts hold it in place.

Having either one of them off wouldn't worry me a bit. I would prefer to let the heat off the clutch and the converter. I'm not driving it off road so not worried about what might get in there.

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Joe, I hope that you don't think that is a '72 Corvette Coupe...

It's missing the major part of the frame the '72 Corvette came with. It does have sub-frame connectors from the front sub-frame to I would suppose the rear sub-frame. A Camaro or Deuce perhaps?

It should take a dust cover such as this plastic one that Summit sells for about $31...


https://www.summitracing.com/parts/r...yABEgKgzPD_BwE

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Originally Posted by GUSTO14 View Post
Joe, I hope that you don't think that is a '72 Corvette Coupe...

It's missing the major part of the frame the '72 Corvette came with. It does have sub-frame connectors from the front sub-frame to I would suppose the rear sub-frame. A Camaro or Deuce perhaps?

It should take a dust cover such as this plastic one that Summit sells for about $31...


https://www.summitracing.com/parts/r...yABEgKgzPD_BwE

Good luck... GUSTO
I was sent pictures from a Camaro by mistake. I know now that itís not a Corvette. Thanks though for catching that.
Hereís the correct one.
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Probably the same plate Joe. The Camaro shows a Turbo 350 in it while the Corvette has a Turbo 400 in it.

This cover is powdercoated and metal...
Flexplate Dust Cover, Steel, Black Powdercoated, Chevy, TH350, TH400, 700R4

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/sum-g3883b/overview/

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Originally Posted by GUSTO14 View Post
Probably the same plate Joe. The Camaro shows a Turbo 350 in it while the Corvette has a Turbo 400 in it.

This cover is powdercoated and metal...
Flexplate Dust Cover, Steel, Black Powdercoated, Chevy, TH350, TH400, 700R4

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/sum-g3883b/overview/

Good luck... GUSTO
Thanks Gusto!
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