getting ready to fire up my new engine combo. I am using "The Wheel" SFI flexplate and it does indeed have the teeth on the correct side. I remember a few years back some peeps got them and the teeth were facing the wrong direction.
Anyway, everyone agrees that we have to use washers to push the converter back toward the pump. As the spacing comes on the wheel, it pulls the converter too far forward. People say they uste 3/8" washers and longer/hardened 3/8" bolts. I believe the converter should come forward no more than 1/3" from when it is bottomed against the pump.
My tranny guy, who also races, said "DO NOT DO THIS UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES!" He says he has tried it on different engins and has always had issues--bolts coming loose or breaking, I guess.
He said that if "it absolutely just has to be done" than it would be best to use solid spacers instead of individual washers, though he doesn't know where to get those.
He said it would be best just to use a stock flexplate.
Any input/thoughts/experience would be appreciated.