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Wanted to get your guys opinion on my situation. Putting a glide behind my smallblock and the converter is against the flexplate. I pulled the trans hoping maybe the converter slid out somehow but its in. I have a 3/16 mid plate, ptc converter, reid case glide, jw adapter/flexplate. The converter has shims welded to it for midplate spacing. If I were to remove them then the converter would hit the flexplate bolts, there is about an 1/8 gap. The pilot seems to be engaged well about an 1/8 from the face of converter.

I was thinking I could have the pilot adapter itself milled down to bring in the flexplate and use starter spacers to readjust its engagement. Its about a 1/4 thick. But im concerned that may not give me enough for pull out on the pump clearance. Is there anything that could be done with the converter instead?

Also i bought the converter used. It was behind a sbf and had to send it in once because the bolt circle was too large for my flexplate
 

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Is it possible that the converter is bottoming on the input shaft? Have you tried removing it and test fitting? Is it possible that the converter was made for a 1/4" midplate?


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Yes i pulled the input out and slid it in the converter. I told ptc what I had when I sent it down, they had to change the front cover to the diff bolt circle so I would assume. How do I check?
 

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When I get to work ill try to put the converter in without the shaft
 

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If you put the converter in the trans (while sitting on the ground) take a straight edge and tell me the distance from the bellhousing to where the converter bolts up to the flexplate.
 

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7/8
 

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Checked with the input out, same measurement
 

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I assume that the flexplate face from the block is also 7/8" ?


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From the midplate to converter side of the plate is right at 1"
 

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Right now if I put the starter on it, the spacing is correct and I wouldnt have to shim it
 

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Thats the pilot adapter, thats what i was talking about having milled down
 

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Really? Gotdammit, cant remember exactly but I thought the hole in the flywheel didnt fit around the crank snout. Ill take it apart and check again
 

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I called jw and they said how I have it usually how they install it with their bellhousing. Ill still try to flip it when I get a chance
 

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Heres with the plate on the crank itself without the adapter. There is a gap all the way around it
 
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