Author Topic: Crank spacer  (Read 301 times)

Offline Nagogx

Crank spacer
« on: November 27, 2017, 07:46:33 PM »
Hi all. Does anyone have a photo of one? Think mine might be missing. What effect would it have on the engine/trans if it wasn't installed? Thanks

Offline Clewisiii

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Re: Crank spacer
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2017, 07:56:37 PM »
Here you go.
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Offline Nagogx

Re: Crank spacer
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2017, 08:01:46 PM »
Excellent thank you! Do you know if it would affect the running gear if it were missing?

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Re: Crank spacer
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2017, 09:21:33 PM »
I am not sure.  I am sure it closes up some thrust from the engine to trans.  But I have heard of people running without them.
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Re: Crank spacer
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2017, 11:23:10 AM »
Excellent thank you! Do you know if it would affect the running gear if it were missing?
I have heard people running into vibration issues with out these installed
probably controls the end thrust of the Taurus housing
it is there for a reason,and easily lost of you don't know it is there
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Offline Cool Caddy

Re: Crank spacer
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2017, 09:28:38 PM »
I found mine at the very last minute when I attached the tranny to the engine. It typically comes back in a box of stuff from the guy who rebuilds the engine.

Offline Tonecat

Re: Crank spacer
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2017, 10:46:03 AM »
Crankshaft to Flywheel disc spacer dimensions:

Diameter - 1.613"
Thickness - 0.182"
Center hole - 0.125" with chamfer (looks like a center drill for fast production)
Edges chamfered both sides - 0.075" across the flats

Offline Tonecat

Re: Crank spacer
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2017, 10:49:38 AM »
  Hear is another view

Offline screamer

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Re: Crank spacer
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2017, 03:10:16 AM »
Hey Nagogx

I have been away from the site for ages.

I thought you sold you Caddy and got a Lincoln?? I guess not. Lol.


Offline Nagogx

Re: Crank spacer
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2017, 03:41:25 AM »
Gidday Steve. Same, haven't been here in ages either. I still had the Caddy until today actually. It was loaded onto a truck and off to an auto restoration shop. The new owner has more energy and money to put into it than me. He's a friend so I'll still get to cruise in and drive it once it's on the road.