|Quote, originally posted by asnvolks »|
|no, sorry to say you are wrong there..........the only thing smaller about a 6v flywheel is the clutch surface and the weighted area........you can use a 12v starter on a 6v flywheel (i have done this, so before you chime it that it doesn't work)|
Normally asnvolks is exactly right, but this time he's wrong in two ways.
1. The 12v flywheel is just over 1/4" larger in diameter. That's why you have to grind out the bell housing slightly when you put a 12v flywheel on an earlier transmission.
2. I wonder how you got away with using a 12v starter on a 6v flywheel. The gears are different. 6v has 109 teeth and 12v has 130 teeth. It may work for a short time, but eventually you'd chew the flywheel teeth to bits.
Of course, I'm only refering to "normal" versions of these flywheels. A '67 (and optionally in '66) used a 12 volt generator and starter, but used a 6v starter drive (bendix) and a 6v flywheel starter ring gear(109 teeth), but had the later, larger, 200mm clutch, which is associated with being a 12v flywheel (usually 130 tooth). Have I confused you enough yet?
Basically, to be 100% sure, you have to count teeth. 109=6v=SR11x 6volt starter. 130=12v=SR15x or SR17x (autostick) starter.
In this pic, you can see an autostick starter on the left, a regular 12v starter in the middle, and a 6v starter on the right. You can tell from this angle that the 6v gear is slightly larger, and the teeth are spaced slightly farther apart as well.
Of course, none of this comes into play until you can get the starter to engage the flywheel...which it doesn't sound like it's doing because you said it "spins freely" so check the bushing...but it sounds like a bad starter to me.
Modified by DubberNix at 10:06 PM 7-13-2004