Engine 351 Cleveland Fly Wheel Teeth?? Can I Tell From The Starter??

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  1. Walter Sparks

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    I have a 1973 Mustang Grande. It has a 351 Cleveland 2V engine. I am not sure if it is the original motor or not. I need to know how to tell how many teeth my fly wheel has, hopefully without removing the transmission. Can I count the teeth on the starter and tell?? Or is there some other way to tell?? I do not know what transmission I have either, it is an automatic 3 speed.
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    since you have the cleveland, you probably have the FMX transmission. you can check this by looking at the pan shape. check out this link;

    http://www.fordification.com/tech/transID-auto.htm

    it is not a definitive guide, but it does cover the transmissions ford used the most.
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    Thanks a lot. That was very helpful. I now know that I have an FMX tranny. Is that a good transmission to have for street use?
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    i liked the one in my old 69 mach1
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    it is a very good transmission, cast iron case and tough, but heavy. it was the basis for the later AOD. unfortunately there isnt much available for the FMX anymore beyond rebuild kits or shift kits.

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