<VV> Ring gear teeth

Daniel Monasterio González dmonasterio at hotmail.com
Thu Jun 30 21:27:33 EDT 2016

The pressure plate is attached to the flywheel so, if it (the flywheel) is
not perfectly centered, the preesure plate and ring gear will not be
centered, causing your problem and, in some cases will lead to starter
nose breaking.
Remember that Corvair flywheel has three parts fixed with rivets. If they
become loose the outer part of the flywheel could and will run out of

Daniel Monasterio

On 30/06/16 20:02, "jmlohf--- via VirtualVairs" <virtualvairs at corvair.org>

>I don't know why the step is there but that step on the ring gear teeth
>can't be more than 1/16". It may be the answer to a problem I had after I
>purchased a rebuilt pressure plate from one of our "quality" vendors.
>This pressure plate had the step on the ring gear teeth, was a heavy duty
>type and not cheap. It was sold as having a perfectly good ring gear but
>I had intermittent starter grinding immediately after assembly. I blamed
>it on the starter but a new starter didn't stop the grinding. After
>checking the installed pressure plate/ring gear very closely there was a
>section where this "step" was worn more than the others. I didn't believe
>such slight wear could cause a problem but now I see it probably does. If
>a 1/16" step causes such a problem, buying a rebuilt pressure plate with
>an original stepped ring gear is a huge risk. I will never do it again.
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