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trey_#23
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 141
posted February 03, 2003 08:35 PM UIN: 348044304
Looking for a lightweight flywheel for 2.3L ford prefer new but a good used one will work.

b4racing
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 180
posted February 03, 2003 10:02 PM
are you wanting something like a tilton steel whole assembly or just an aluminum flywheel. OR if you want to go really light just get an flex plat and a ram clutch.

trey_#23
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 141
posted February 03, 2003 10:05 PM UIN: 348044304
well if i cant find no one with just a regular lightweight steel flywheel im going to buy the one speedway has that seems to be the best deal anywhere for the price

b4racing
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 180
posted February 03, 2003 11:38 PM
if you can run ram coupler that is what I was going to run until the rules guy said no. So if you might be interested in it I have all new parts for the one I got. email me if interested b4racing@getgoin.net

trey_#23
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 141
posted February 04, 2003 12:36 PM UIN: 348044304
i totally dont understand the whole ram coupler what excatly is it and how does it work i have looked at them but never have had someone explain it to me and how much do you want for it

b4racing
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 180
posted February 04, 2003 03:24 PM
It is not like a clutch but more of a direct drive clutch imbred. First you take off by pressing the clutch all the way in this locks it together.and you take of slowly to get the neutral position you push it half way down and it just gives you enough to get it out. You can not hold it in either position for to long or it will burn it out. Once you get used to it the linings will last a good 60 races. and to repair them it cost about as much as aracing clutch 100-120. Just depending. I have 200.00 in this and I would take that for it and me pay shipping. if interested. Bobby

superdave
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 89
posted February 04, 2003 07:28 PM
The Escort flywheel is 16 pounds and bolts right on.

trey_#23
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 141
posted February 04, 2003 09:36 PM UIN: 348044304
not worth the trouble for only a 5 pound reduction

sideways
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 273
posted February 05, 2003 12:09 PM
5lbs.of reciprocating weight is 5lbs.5lbs. of uneeded nasty flying around in their.

trey_#23
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 141
posted February 05, 2003 12:28 PM UIN: 348044304
why not just spend a little extra and get 11 Ibs taken off the right way

sideways
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 273
posted February 06, 2003 08:10 AM
Well there ya go.

AJ GARBE70
Dirt Maniac

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posted February 24, 2003 02:44 PM
raceeng has an aluminum flywheel 5.6 # for $299.00

way2fast
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 48
posted March 05, 2003 11:03 AM
I have a 2.0 flywheel that we drilled to fit a 2.3 and it weighs 14 ibs.

trey_#23
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 141
posted March 05, 2003 09:12 PM UIN: 348044304
I finally found what i was needing thanks everyone. And good luck this year.

MINI2.3DIRTRACER
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 73
posted March 28, 2003 04:41 PM
HOWS IT GOING
I SAW YOUR POST REF. THE ESCORT FLYWHEEL BOLTS RIGHT ON THE 2300, WHAT YEAR OR ENGINE SIZE ESCORT???, THEY HAVE A 1.9 , 1.8 , AND I THINK 1.6???? THANKS FOR THE HELP.

b4racing
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 180
posted March 28, 2003 08:51 PM
they all work but you need either a longer t/o bearing or a longer pivot point. Later BObby

MINI2.3DIRTRACER
Dirt Full Roller

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posted April 16, 2003 09:16 PM
HEY THX, I FOUND ONE AT A LOCAL SALVAGE YARD $15 COMPLETE W/ PRESURE PLATE AND DISK, BUT I USED MY OLD SFUFF ON THE 86 ESCORT (1.9) FLYWHEEL. I HAVE NOT RAN IT YET MISSED THE FIRST RACE SAT BECAUSE MY STARTER WENT ON ME AT THE LAST MIN. ONE MORE QUESTION, WHEN I WAS PUTING IT TOGETHER I SAW IN THE CHILTON (I'M NEW AT THIS GOTA USE THE BOOK) TO ENSURE THE "PIVIOT BEARING" WAS IN SO I RAN TO THE PART STORE AND BOUGHT ONE, BUT WHEN I GOT TO LOOKING I SAW THERE WAS ALREADY ONE IN THE ESCORT FLYWHEEL, IS IT GOING TO WORK OK?? THX FOR THE HELP. I'M GOING TO ALSO POST THIS ON YOUR BOARD POST.

MINI2.3DIRTRACER
Dirt Full Roller

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posted April 21, 2003 11:12 AM
THX FOR THE TIPS, I PUT ONE IN FROM A 86 1.9 ESCORT W/ MY OLD CLUTCH DISC AND PRESSURE PLAT, BUT I TOTALLY ******* UP THE PART ABOUT A LONGER THROW OUT BEARING / LONGER PIVIOT PT??? TELL ME MORE PLS... I'M FLAPPING RIGHT NOW CLUTCH WILL NOT ENGAGE (I'M A BUMB AS. I KNOW) BUT GIVE ME THE DETAILS IN THE SIMPELST TERMS, PLEASE ie WHERE TO GET PART AND HOW TO INSTALL THX

b4racing
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 180
posted April 21, 2003 03:19 PM
either install a late 60's straight 6 throw out bearing or take the little ball that the throw out bearing arm attaches to inside the bell housing cut it and make it a little longer. Plus side to doing this is you can make it adjustable down side it is not as easy as just putting a t/o bearing in. Bobby

MINI2.3DIRTRACER
Dirt Full Roller

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posted April 21, 2003 04:06 PM
THX ALOT B-4, I'M GOING TO SEE IF I CAN DO THAT TONIGHT.THX

MINI2.3DIRTRACER
Dirt Full Roller

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posted April 24, 2003 08:40 AM
B-4 OR ANYONE
I GOT THAT OLD T/O BEARING OUT--CAN YOU GIVE ME AN EXACT YR/TYPE/MODEL CAR THAT WILL BE USED TO MAKE UP THIS EXTRA REACH (THAT'S WHAT MY PART GUY WANT'S , TOLD HIM 60'S STRAIGHT 6, WHAT HE PULLED OUT DID NOT MATCH, IT SHOLD LOOK JUST LIKE MINE BUT LONGER CORRECT???
THX

BIGG C
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 20
posted April 24, 2003 07:26 PM
Use Timkin 614037 throw out bearing for a 1964 Chevy pickup with 6 cylinder. My escort flywheel and clutch is 8 inch with 23 splines. Does anyone know where I can find a 8 inch with 10 spline to fit a mustang transmission? Thanks BIGG C

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JPR166
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 27
posted April 24, 2003 10:19 PM
Biggc, I have an aftermarket stock type 10 spline clutch disc. The brand is Valeo and the part# on the box is AM-18/CD1220

JPR166
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 27
posted April 24, 2003 10:38 PM
Bigc, another # on the box is CD81004

BIGG C
Dirt Roller

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posted April 25, 2003 08:29 PM
JPR166 Is this clutch disc 8 inch? Where did you get it and what is the price? I have been looking locally and on the internet. I even had a local latemodel driver who runs a Carquest to special order a disc. He measured it himself and said it would be there in 2-3 days. Three weeks later it came, but was 10 inches. Any help is appreciated. Thanks BIGG C AJ Garber where have you been? Do you have a line on a disc?

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JPR166
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 27
posted April 25, 2003 09:36 PM
Biggc, the disc measures 8.25, 10 spline hub and is for a 2.3 4 speed 1977 Mustang II. The cost was $57 from Auto Parts GIANT.com free ground shipping on orders over $50. Took seven days for it to arrive from California via U.P.S standard ground (we are in Mo.)

b4racing
Dirt Maniac

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posted April 25, 2003 10:41 PM
jpr what track do you race at. Bobby

JPR166
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 27
posted April 26, 2003 08:01 AM
Bobby, we race Frioday nights at the Fredericktown speedway,whats Your track?

b4racing
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 180
posted April 26, 2003 09:26 PM
right now I am racing at west plains and getting ready to go to springfield raceway. That is my my home track. West Plains runs us on sundays and springfield on saturday. If I get a chance I go to North Central Ark. Speedway or Dallas County Speedway. You are part of the rams then aren't you. That looks like a good group. Later Bobby

MINI2.3DIRTRACER
Dirt Full Roller

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posted April 27, 2003 10:01 AM
HEY BOBBY (AND ALL W/ TIPS)
IT LOOKS LIKE I SHOULD HAVE KEPT THAT ESCORT FLYWHEEL IN THERE BECAUSE WHEN I WENT BACK STOCK IT FELT THE EXACT SAME. ANY WAY I ENDED UP HAVEing TO CRANK DOWN PRETTY SNUG ON THE CLUTCH CABLE AT THE RELEASE ARM (THERE'S NO PLAY ON THAT ARM AT ALL BY HAND) BUT WHEN I PRESS DOWN ON PEDEL NOW IT WILL DISSENGAGE CLUTCH. I HAD MY KID PRESS ON AND OFF THE PEDAL AS I WATCHED FROM UNDER THE CAR, THE T/O BEARING RIDES RIGHT UP ON THE FINGERS OF THE PRESURE PLATE (WITH NO PEDEL) AND WHEN YOU PUSH ON THE PEDEL IT (T/O BEARING) IS PULLED FWD AND COMPRESSES THE FINGERS DISENGAGES CLUTCH. (I CAN SHIFT GEARS ONCE AGAIN)
A COUPLE QUESTION, MY CLUTCH PEDAL IS REAL TIGHT NOW--SAME STUFF I HAD LAST YEAR- BUT NOW A MUCH STIFFER PEDEL. ALSO THAT T/O BEARING SHOULD IT RIDE ON THOSE PRESURE PLATE FINGERS LIKE THAT--OR SIT BACK OFF OF THEM?? GOT SEVERAL DIFFERENT ANSWER'S FROM FOLKS I'VE TALKED WITH, AND THE WAY THE BOOK READS I CAN'T TELL IT THE BEARING RIDEING LIKE THAT WAS A FAULT or CORRECT???? THX FOR ALL THE HELP. I STILL HAVE THAT ESCORT SET UP W/ THE 250 CHEVY T/O BEARING WHICH I'LL GO BACK TO --AFTER I GET MY CARB FIXED AND ON THE TRACK (see other post too-plz) THX

MINI2.3DIRTRACER
Dirt Full Roller

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posted April 27, 2003 10:39 AM
TEST MY POST IS NOT POSTING

b4racing
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 180
posted April 27, 2003 06:11 PM
I believe there is supposed to be some clearance in there as for what I do not know. There would be 2 things I would be afraid of with this. 1 Clutch slippage if it has much pressure on it it will make it easier to slip the clutch. 2. What if the t/o bearing went out that is alot of extra work it prob. should not be doing. That again is just my .02 BObby

MINI2.3DIRTRACER
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 73
posted April 27, 2003 09:31 PM
sorry about all those post -i was having some problems.
anyway i think your right that t/o bearing most likley should not ride that presure plate, but dam i caught so much stuff trying to get my dag clutch to just disengage i'm going to half to roll with it until i get another day off and can tare it apart and change back to that escort fly-wheel. did you see my post on the carb?? well now i can't get it to start at all (tried to crank it on my lunch break and it just turned until my battery died-- maybe fouled those plugs? i'm gladly taking all tip's--thx again
eric

b4racing
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 180
posted April 27, 2003 10:16 PM
Again I would put your carb back the way it was and check all connections and toggle switches. BObby

JPR166
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 27
posted April 28, 2003 08:14 AM
Bobby, yes its the Rams group. They travel to several tracks in the region wich will help us learn how to adjust to different conditions. Well maybe

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