Need 215 flexplate, 156 teeth

Discussion in 'Parts wanted' started by jon-p, Jan 15, 2018.

  1. jon-p

    jon-p Little olds

    156 teeth
  2. 197064buickspec

    197064buickspec 1964 Special Post-455

    I wonder us a buick 300 is the same?
  3. sailadams

    sailadams Platinum Level Contributor

    I’ll give it a look, but no promises. Sometimes I get up to one-one-thousand-98 and I lose count. I’ll see if tomorrow’s a good counting day. Does it matter whether it’s off a Buick 215 or Olds? I have one of each; I only ask due to your L’il Olds handle, they look the same to me. Where are you (zip for shipping est)?
  4. woody1640

    woody1640 Well-Known Member

    I have 1 or 2 Buick 215 flexplates, not sure on tooth count would need to count them. They are in the shop or garage and its late and very cold out. I would be more than happy to check in the morning and report back.

  5. woody1640

    woody1640 Well-Known Member

    Check this out. Removed from a 63 Skylark 215 that was well taken care of back in the day. I put it in the parts washer and scrubbed it up a bit, it looks almost new, teeth are nice clean and crisp corners (no rounded edges). This is about as nice as your gonna find. Pm me if your interested or want this.


    flexplate 001.JPG flexplate 002.JPG flexplate 003.JPG
  6. sailadams

    sailadams Platinum Level Contributor

    Yup, got em. Mine are still bolted up. Keith’s look nice(r). Seems obvious from the drill holes, these have to be balanced with the motor. Then again, the one manual/flywheel I have is not drilled anywhere. I would defer to someone who knows, rather than guessing. Anyone?
  7. jon-p

    jon-p Little olds

    The 215 Olds came wih a Roto-Hydramatic trans which, as strange as it seems, had a 20 lb. cast iron flywheel not a thin metal flexplate as we normally think of a flexplate. This flywheel was necessary due to the absence of a large torque converter that as we all know acts as a flywheel. The Roto-Hydramatic had a very small converter (about 8 inches in diameter) that was inside the gear box with the clutches. The 215 Buick used a normal flexplate design. Yes it is an Olds motor, but I have tossed out the old Roto and installed a 700R4 from an S10 truck using an adapter from D&D. Even more bizarre is the manual transmission-like clutch disc bolted directly and solidly to this flywheel. This drives a splined shaft extending from the front trans case where the gears and clutches are.This pseudo clutch disc has a splined hub and cushioning springs just like a real clutch disc. The Roto- Hydramatic is commonly known as a "slim jim" because of its low flat design with a very slim casting covering the flywheel. All this was engineered to reduce the height of the drive line tunnel so that the passenger in the middle would not have their knees up around their chin. In those days, all sedans were considered to be six passenger vehicles. Just a little history....
    So, what I need is the thin metal flexplate from the Buick, and I see we have some offers. Thanks
  8. jon-p

    jon-p Little olds

    Looks good to me. My zip is 30064. Whats your price?? I don't see an option to Pm.
  9. woody1640

    woody1640 Well-Known Member

    Pm sent.

  10. Michael Mattani

    Michael Mattani New Member

    What are the chances that you guys know if this kind of flywheel from a 215 Buick will fit onto a Rover 3.5 or 3.9 liter motor?

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