Put some JB weld on the edge of the flexplate, and turn the starter over so the fleplate makes 3 complete revolutions. Allow 24 hours for the JB weld to set and Viola! A new set of teeth for your rebuilt starter to engage.
2006 Megacab 3500 CTD........1999 XJ........1992 MJ (2wd)........1981 CJ7........1951 CJ3A........1948 CJ2A w/ trencher project........1943 GPW project
Club member since 1988!
Picked up a couple of new treads today. I even bought a wheel stud and nut to replace the one I snapped off. Got a shinny fan clutch to replace the current screamer. Watch out, it may be seen on the road.
Latest great news.... I snapped off a wheel lug when I removed the tires. While attempting to repair that I broke a key washer in the hub. It is a dealer part and I put most of it back together. Then came the tire issue...I picked up a pair of tires from a co-worker's relative's tire store. He gave me a screaming deal, but did not adhere the wheel weights very well. They fell off when I put the first tire on the truck. Thinking I should push on, I changed the fan clutch without any problems. I wanted to hear my new quiet part work, so I attempted to fire up the truck. My old friend the flywheel is acting up again. It is grinding no matter where I rotate the crank. So I have a truck that won't run, a hub covered with a freezer bag, and two new Mud Rovers that have to go back to the lazy tire guy. It's a good thing I don't drink.
I am in the middle of removing expensive parts from the FJ, in a couple weeks I'll have a truly cheap FJ40 for sale. ;D
I did see the wheels on Craig's. I am stuck with this and will have to see it through. At some point, all the worn and broken parts will be replaced. If it wasn't a blast to drive and a big beast, I'd push it out on Mount Pleasant. I think I have found out what I will do with 11 days off between Christmas and New Years.