Try this trick, bolt the starter on you want to use with the solenoid off the starter. You will only be able to get the one bolt in, make sure it is the right bolt. Square the starter to the flex plate, push the gear out and check for engagement. Next using a tranfer punch, go down through the long bolt hole of the starter and mark the block. All the blocks have boss on the under side, but they are not all drilled. Drill and tap the block for 3/8 16 threads, counter bore the top of the hole larger just like GM did. Done. Bolt the starter on and the small flex plate will work. Just did one for this 60 vette I'm working on. I'm using the late model LT-1 starter, it only fits the small flywheel.
67 Malibu "Small Block" second owner
71 Malibu "Small Block"
93 torch red vette(crashed)Bad day at Blackrock! 6 grand in damage!
[This message has been edited by Wally (edited 02-17-2000).]
[This message has been edited by Wally (edited 02-21-2000).]