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mlpowley
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 26
posted November 08, 2004 05:54 PM  
if i put flywheel in a maual lathe could i lighten it but just turning off a few thousanths?

joetaylor
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 640
posted November 08, 2004 06:31 PM  
any time you remove metal it gets lighter but if rules allow buy an alu. I hope this answered your question

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way2fast72
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 303
posted November 08, 2004 07:12 PM  
Be very careful turning to much material off of a flywheel can be catastrophic.If you have ever seen one come apart,it isnt a very pretty picture.better off trying to find a corvette flywheel.Also,a few thousands arent going to make much difference in weight.

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redneck racing
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 860
posted November 09, 2004 04:59 PM  
If rules allow or your dealing with the techs ive got use a triple disc clutch with a flexplate so much lighter. Eddie

WesternAuto17
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 569
posted November 10, 2004 07:35 AM  
If you decide to do this, make sure you get an explosion proof bell housing. If you go too far and the flywheel comes apart, you'll want to exit the car with both feet in tact.

69-er
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 79
posted November 11, 2004 08:39 AM  
You need to know WHERE to remove the metal to make it light and strong. Something only an engineer, I suppose, could figure out. Not worth the trouble and the potential for disaster.

ntoospeed
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 6
posted November 11, 2004 06:19 PM  
speedway sells a 17 lb for $125 or $150

neil rucker
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 799
posted November 15, 2004 09:13 PM  
the old z28 flywheel uses an 10.4 inch clutch, and weighs 14#
GM PERFORMANCE available at any chevy dealer. this flywheel weighs 15 pounds. neil

marrs
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 29
posted November 16, 2004 09:18 AM  
go with the z28 and stock clutch. nothing is better than aluminum for response on tacky track but you better push car on trailer or flywheel wont last long!!!! steel lightWeight are too expensive requires special disk and wont last as long as stock. z28 and stock is very light and reliable. nothing worse than having a great handling car but getting smoked on restarts cuz your clutch is slipping!!! or taking home a car and replacing hi dollar flywheel and clutch with what your friends told you to run in the first place!!!!! at least they helped replace it. special thanks BIZUCK AND T-LUCKY.!!!! do your self a favor and you will also be legal 100%

DirtDogg
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 38
posted November 20, 2004 11:52 PM  
Dont try to remove metal done that broke that and the block and the crank and the tranny and the drive line and the bell housing just go get a Z28 flywheel at a chevy dealership and no worries

BIGDADDYBOZ
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 466
posted November 21, 2004 12:41 AM  
I bought a ACE flywheel and clutch disc. They are light and I drive my car on the trailor every night 2 years and still going!

Driver67R
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 21
posted November 21, 2004 05:14 AM  
if a flywheel comes apart a blowproof bell housing won't stop it. the bellhousing just keeps clutch parts from coming out if they blow apart.

superdave
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 280
posted November 21, 2004 03:14 PM  
I weighed a Gm nodular iron flywheel this year and it weighed 16.08 pounds.

Good luck,
Superdave

RCJ
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 7
posted November 21, 2004 07:08 PM  
I cut a 30lbs flywheel down to 16lbs in a lathe.Had it balanced and surfaced. I had to use a clutch disc with no springs in the center.Never had aproblem.

fastow
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 168
posted November 21, 2004 07:36 PM  
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sc1 racing
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 419
posted December 04, 2004 04:00 AM  
i had a 19 lb flywheel cut down to 12 lbs, had the bolt holes counter sunk flush bolts, and took a pressplate of of a 22r toyota centered it on flywheel and drilled and tapped. took to a clutch rebuilder and had a disk made for press plate with a chevy spline. ran this for 2 years.. no probs

    

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