55 Fordomatic Starter Ring Gear

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ROYCEO
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55 Fordomatic Starter Ring Gear

Post by ROYCEO » Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:20 pm

I just had my engine in the 1955 bird rebuilt and discovered I needed a new starter ring gear. I ordered a new one from CASCO but it appears the the old gear was tack welded on the torque converter plate. I can't seem to find info anywhere on how to replace the ring gear for the cars equipped with the fordomatic. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks, Royce

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paul2748
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Re: 55 Fordomatic Starter Ring Gear

Post by paul2748 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:03 pm

How many tack welds? The only solution I can see is to grind the welds off, attach the new ring gear and get the unit re-balanced. You might have to tack weld the new ring gear on.
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Re: 55 Fordomatic Starter Ring Gear

Post by Jim Yergin » Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:42 am

Can you check with CASCO?

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