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Author Topic:   Turning down a flywheel
xhubby
Member
posted January 13, 2004 09:34 PM
Just how much weight can be taken off of a nodular iron flywheel. Found one that now weighs about 25lbs & wondered if it could be cut down to 14lbs. I would rather have an aluminum, but the price is right on the nodular. Thanks.


racer17j
Member
posted January 14, 2004 05:03 AM
i might be able to hook you up with an aluminum one for cheaper then the machine work would be on that one let me know if your interested last time i knew he had 2 of them for sale he may even trade you since we can't use an aluminum any more


BK19
Member
posted January 14, 2004 04:28 PM
i thought a nodular was already 17 to 19 pounds i have a standard steel one that is 28 or 29 my nodular was 17


stevenwm
Member
posted January 14, 2004 07:46 PM
xhubby must be talking about a standard steel flywheel because every nodular 153 tooth flywheel ive come across has been below 15 pounds.

Take care.
Steven.


rico 08
Member
posted January 15, 2004 09:24 AM
I'm not sure it would be worth it,if it comes apart it will do alot of damage.


xhubby
Member
posted January 15, 2004 09:54 PM
Thanks guys, I put an ad out looking for a steel or aluminum flywheel, & some guy sent me an e-mail saying he had a nodular for sale for $60.00. When I asked him what it weighed, he said 24-25#. I could get it turned down for nothing. I would rather have a good aluminum, but can't go any lighter than 14#. We have a 27# min. weight limit on the clutch, flywheel, & pressure plate in our B-mod class. I've already got a clutch & pressure plate that weigh 13#.
Racer17j, how much for the aluminum flywheel?
Thanks again guys.


racer17j
Member
posted January 16, 2004 02:42 PM
he had 2 of them 50 plus shipping each one has brass face and the other is steal.so let me know which ever one you want and i'll get ahold of him tonite


xhubby
Member
posted January 18, 2004 10:35 AM
Racer 17j, I don't really know that much about flywheels, so I'll ask a dumb question. What's the difference (as far as quality & reliability) between the brass & the steel? I'd like to find something around 14#(no less), so I can get as close to our min. allowable weight(27#) as I can. My clutch & pressure plate weigh 13#. Thanks for your help.


racer17j
Member
posted January 18, 2004 08:29 PM
i guess it's bronze not brass lol but i'm with touy i have never used either or know anything about them he had them in his late model about 10 years ago and just been sitting on the shelf ever since


xhubby
Member
posted January 18, 2004 08:37 PM
Well then, maybe someone will answer this question, & we will both learn something.LOL


rico 08
Member
posted January 19, 2004 05:27 PM
Steel should(insert disclaimer here)last longer but not grab as hard as bronze


xhubby
Member
posted January 24, 2004 06:06 PM
Racer17j, I was wondering if you could possibly find out how much the flywheel with the bronze insert weighs. I also need to be assured that is a 10.5" & in good shape. I don't have the money to be buying something that is damaged or worn out. Thanks alot for your help.


racer17j
Member
posted January 24, 2004 07:19 PM
don't worry x i won't sell anything that i wouldn't use myself i'll see if he's around in the morning and get it weighed


Eric Dailey#1
Member
posted January 28, 2004 12:26 PM
g.m. has one for the 95 iroc. it's 15lbs. i dont know the part# off hand. it's a 200 dollar bill but it's legall and lite. and it doesn't go with the claim.


xhubby
Member
posted February 01, 2004 09:02 AM
Racer17j, did you ever get ahold of your friend with the aluminum flywheels? I'm still looking for one. Thanks.


racer17j
Member
posted February 01, 2004 09:38 AM
yupper just got back from his place was gonna take some pics and send them to you this afternoon


racer17j
Member
posted February 01, 2004 09:34 PM
i got to messuring them tonite and bolth are about 13 1/2 acording to my bathroom scale so take that for what it's worth lol it is 168 tooth but it has the same mounting holes as my 158 stock one so it should work fine you just will need a starter for the bigger flywheel


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