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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Dec 10th, 05, 06:37 PM Thread Starter
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After Market Flywheels

I am in the need of a new flywheel for my mule sbc motor. I currently have a 168 tooth , large wheel with chewed up starter drive teeth. Looking around I find new cast and billet wheels.. I keep leaning towards Hays billet but costs makes me want to look the other way. I found a brand or two I am not familuar with. Fidanza and Ace.. I believe these are cast wheels and I am not afraid as I do have a scatter shield. I checked with Hipo GM dealer and he listed a cast wheel but for the price of billet.

Has anyone used any of these cast flywheels? My casting on the bad flywheel is 3973458 , and I suspect its out of a BBC? Anybody want to add comments ?

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Dec 11th, 05, 06:26 PM
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Re: After Market Flywheels

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Why not just put a new ring gear on the flywheel you have ?? They cost about $20. Beat the old one off with a hammer and punch. Put the new one in a 400 deg oven for about 20 minutes and it will fall right on the flywheel.

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Thanks Bill,, thats what we used to do in the old days on Fords, I have not seen or heard of anyone doing that on Chevrolets. Of course some of those that were put on , came off later and they were good Ford rings. Well its too late now ,, I jumped for a billet, but a question in my mind lingers.

My flywheel does not have a dowel pin for alignment , course we all know it goes on only one way. But I can't help to think,, what is the absence of this crank dowel doing to the balance? My motor was balanced with out it but just for the thought of it, Say its a stock motor and the dowel is not there and you want to add it , Will balance be out?

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Re: After Market Flywheels

Unless it's a 383, 400, or one-piece seal 350, it uses a neutral-balanced flywheel.

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Right,,, Just found out, to my dismay,, O'Reilly has fly wheel ring gears for Chevy.. Too late Ethel,,, I made the plunge.... Now , Bill , Tell me you told me so.. Now gotta find a better excuse to say,, I really needed this?

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Well, now you have a spare flywheel

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old Dec 13th, 05, 06:19 AM
 
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Heck, just tell the wife you are going to make one "Dumbbell" and just exercize one arm at a time!!

He, He!!

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