My 51 hardtop had a 51 235 whitch had replaced the original 216 ( 3 speed) some time before I was in the picture. Found a good 62 235 truck engine that had been rebuilt with low miles. The truck engine had a 11" clutch as the car had a 9 1/2 . The ring gears are different! I wanted to use the larger clutch and plate but stay with 6 volt starter (won't mesh). I think I would have to go with the 12 volt starter for things to mesh correctly. That would mean converting elect to 12volt. Not sure I am ready for 12 volt now as I have rebuilt both 6 volt starter and generator. What's my options ? Thanks.
We are up and running ! Changed back to the original 9 1/2" clutch disc,pressure plate & flywheel that was in the 51 when I found her in a barn. Now we can use the original starter. Starts good on 6 volts so we are staying 6 for now. Thanks.
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