masonmoa Posted March 16 Share Posted March 16 This is a hail mary post. Praying somebody can help me with this. I've got a Buick 225 Dauntless out of a 67 CJ5 I inherited. Wife's uncle bought the CJ brand new off the lot. Had the motor rebuilt and am trying to mate it to a 700r4 tranny. I have gone through 5 different flex plates that are all supposed to fit, but none of them do. Neither the center hole is big enough for the crankshaft, and the bolt holes do not line up. Both me and my buddy who's helping me with the project can't figure out what is the problem. Engine block numbers confirm it's a Dauntless, as do all the other parts I've bought for it. I've reached out to Novak, and the flex plate they gave me the part number for doesn't fit. Flex plate for a Buick 300 doesn't fit. Flex plate for even fire Buick V6 doesn't fit (tried for the hell of it.) If anybody has any ideas or suggestions on what could be wrong, I'd very much appreciate the advice. It appears I've got the one Dauntless crankshaft that's not stock. Thanks. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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