Re: Shimming "The Wheel" flexplate to the converter
I would not use stacked washers for something that takes that much torque. You need a machine shop to make you solid spacers.
I would still be a little concerned about using solid spacers too because won't you lose the center hub centering location? I don't know specifically what the assy looks like offhand, but if memory serves, isn't there a raised ridge on the crank that fits into the center of the flywheel?
If so, I would think you need a solid 5/16" thick spacer plate that goes under the flywheel and onto the crank to ensure balance and centering. Any combination of individual parts may, and probably will cause balance problems and then there goes your rear main.
Seems like a terrible design flaw on the flywheel if you have to shim it out to make it function as it should.
Jon Baker (just like the guy in CHiPs)
1967 skylark, 455, th400, in process
2003 Regal LS. Not a v-8 or supercharged, but I still like that car. Heck of a stereo in there now too.