working on a new motor I installed new starter and the fly wheel touches it
making a starter not turn overany ideas
How's your ball cap (4th main) lining up? sounds like you pan is way off alignment to move the hogs head that far over for the fly wheel to touch the starter!
I don't know yet I will look
engine builder put non starter Magnetobacking platewithout the notch any ideas on how toon how to get around that without removing it
sorry, you need the notch. I think you will need to replace the magneto. That would involve pulling out the engine and removing the hogs head, the crankcase, and the flywheel. Then the magneto coils. It might be possible to grind a notch in your plate if you are very careful not to damage the coils while doing so, but the above must still be done, because any metal particles will get into the engine and stick to the magnets and/or go through the oil line and get in the bearings. Sorry.
You say your car is a 1911. The magneto might be different on that early a year. If it has round coils on it and the flywheel has no gear, you would also need to replace the flywheel and magneto coil. Does your flywheel have the gear teeth on it? The early magnetos also had round coils rather than the oval ones of later years. Norm
Newer engine, motor had been replaced
I bought the car not finished previous owner had someone put it together it has been a nightmare ever bolt is loose motor was supposably built by repatible builder but beginning to wonder
I bought a car not long ago, where the engine had been rebuilt by a competent person. Not trusting anyone, on rebuilding engines, I tore it down, just to check. I had to completely rebuild the engine myself! Nothing was done correctly!