Originally Posted by GregUnd
It is smaller in diameter, stock is 38mm and this one is 32mm. I think I used the collet that came with the new flywheel, maybe I should try my stock one.
Hopefully you'll have enough 'reach' for the starter box wheel.......that 32mm is smaller than I would try on my GT8/IGT. I just had to replace the wheels on my starter boxes because after 4 seasons they were too short of getting the flywheel contact needed for my 34mm flywheels. (I chamfer the chassis pan to let the wheel get closer to the flywheel)
An 'extreme' fix for that clutch shim problem is to dremmel off the length of crank extension in excess of the threads and install the Kyosho SG crank adapter used on the early kyosho GT motor that had a short shaft. I've tried it a couple times on motors that didn't want to cooperate with an easy engine swap. It works well but not for the 'faint of heart' or those not gifted in 'Dremmelology'.
I made a template that tells me where the clutch bell needs to end up in relation to the closest engine mount bolt and I do repeated 'fittings' to get the clutch and gear mesh happy. You are authorized a 'celebration' once you get that shimmed just right.........