I recently bought a SFI rated flexplate from Ebay and received it the night before last.Since my wife is also going to race my 70 Skylark with a 455 in it,I decided to take the safe route and used some SFI pieces that are not necessarily needed for my carfor the times it "should" run .I am hoping to see 12 second passes and after seeing things like Bobb Makleys car,Nightmare and others,I decided to "overbuild" my car for safety reasons. My wife has never raced before but I have,so the safety factor is more for her favor. I put a flexplate shield on as well and decided since I am putting in a stall convertor, I'd like to check out a flexplate swap while doing the convertor swap.Problem is as we all know it,SFI parts aren't cheap for a Buick. I was searching all over the place when I stumbled across ones that were being sold on Ebay by seller perfectcrank. (I know, I know, funny name)Anyways, I contacted them and asked a few pertinent questions. I received some good replies and took a chance on getting one. In all,I have less than 50 bucks into it including shipping from California to Pa. Upon opening the well packaged part, I was impressed at the weight (9 lbs)It bugged me laying on the floor while I was online enough to take it to the garage and try to bolt it on a 455. I had read on other sites the bolt pattern wasn't correct on a different brand,so I had to see. Again, it went perfectly on my 462 ans everything matched up perfectly.I know TA sells SFI ones for 99 bucks,but I am trying to get in the 12's as cheap as possible.I will not skimp on parts to save a buck and if it needs more expensive stuff,so be it. These are produced by a company called CAT Power Engine parts in California. Here is the Ebay auction that I purchased it from It has more details about them on it. They have plenty of these in stock and will take submit best offer on Ebay Price was $49.73 total.I think I will purchase another spare after the holidays to keep for my 462 motor when I ever have enough cash to get it going again.
SFI 70 - 76 BUICK 455 FLEXPLATE Item number: 8012875843