hello guys, hope you can help me please.
i have swapped my sbc for a fresher one. used flywheel torque converter starter etc from my old engine. removed a bronze bush from the new engines crank (as it was a manual) then bolted it all back up to the original 350 gearbox.
so, tried to turn it over by hand... very very stiff.. removed starter, still the same... took out gearbox bell housing bolts, the gearbox moved back about 10mm and now i can turn the engine by hand (with the plugs out)
any ideas gentlemen ? there is no thin plate between engine and box, and i cant find any where saying it should have one.
appreciate any help. happy crimbo