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Aluminum flywheel?
« on: November 07, 2014, 05:44:32 PM »
slightly modded 2.3 in a 79 pinto road racing lemons

going to a t5 and was looking at aluminum flywheel;s

any suggestions? anyone got a used one?

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Re: Aluminum flywheel?
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2014, 11:35:40 AM »
Best place is the 4m.com web site. They have a good classified column. Make sure the flywheel is drilled for the size clutch you have. They come in stock / 51/2" / 9" so make sure you get the right one. Speedway has a 9# steel  flywheel that is cheaper than the aluminum ones. My last aluminum one also was 9#.
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Re: Aluminum flywheel?
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2014, 11:47:41 AM »
Need to look at the 9 pound steel from speedway!!!

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Re: Aluminum flywheel?
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2014, 08:16:25 AM »
Best place is the 4m.com web site. They have a good classified column. Make sure the flywheel is drilled for the size clutch you have. They come in stock / 51/2" / 9" so make sure you get the right one. Speedway has a 9# steel  flywheel that is cheaper than the aluminum ones. My last aluminum one also was 9#.

4m classifieds are a little messed up as 4+ year old posts are showing back up

Do you have a part number or link to the 9# flywheel?

all I could find was an 11#

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Re: Aluminum flywheel?
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2014, 09:25:39 AM »
It is on page 359 of their new Race catalog, in the pony stock section. Part # 605-1535. It is listed as 9 1/2 lbs and is $249. The picture shows it to be for a stock clutch. If you have an old catalog, just look in the pony stock section. 99% in that section is for a 2300 engine. Good stuff.
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Re: Aluminum flywheel?
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2014, 06:47:34 PM »
Just ordered one........ :o

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Re: Aluminum flywheel?
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2014, 09:18:20 AM »
You will need the throw out bearing listed with it as the flywheel is thinner and requires a longer bearing.  When you get the bearing, take it to a really good parts man and find out what it really is made for, so you can buy one if necessary some day cheaper.
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Re: Aluminum flywheel?
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2014, 07:33:24 PM »
OK I cant seem to locate the part # for the Throwout bearing

I am putting in a T5 also if that matters, the 4 speed is cracked very badly at the bellhousing.

Really apprecviatwe the help

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Re: Aluminum flywheel?
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2014, 09:13:43 AM »
OK I cant seem to locate the part # for the Throwout bearing

I am putting in a T5 also if that matters, the 4 speed is cracked very badly at the bellhousing.

Really apprecviatwe the help
     Solid motor mounts will crack bellhousing and tranies. Never use them.
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Re: Aluminum flywheel?
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2014, 03:40:10 PM »
X2 for sure if that's been done. Best way to crunch a trans there is.  10X as fast if motor mounts are rubber and solid trans mount. You just can't do it.

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Re: Aluminum flywheel?
« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2014, 02:15:20 PM »
You will need the throw out bearing listed with it as the flywheel is thinner and requires a longer bearing.  When you get the bearing, take it to a really good parts man and find out what it really is made for, so you can buy one if necessary some day cheaper.
     Go to page 359 / top left corner / 2.3 release bearings / 605-498F and if you haven't done so, go to http://www.4m.net/archive/index.php/f-24.html to read all about it.
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Re: Aluminum flywheel?
« Reply #11 on: December 16, 2014, 03:50:24 PM »
The speedway flywheel is 135 teeth on the ring gear versus stock 132.

Will this cause any issues with a starter for a 132 teeth flywheel?

Appreciate all the help!!

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Re: Aluminum flywheel?
« Reply #12 on: December 18, 2014, 09:29:18 AM »
I use a late 80's Ranger starter with one of those flywheels. The starter is just like a hi torque mini starter at 1/4 the price. It'll turn over a 2.3L like there's no spark plugs in the motor. Try it / you'll like it.
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Re: Aluminum flywheel?
« Reply #13 on: December 18, 2014, 10:18:46 AM »
Awesome thanks!!!!!!! AGAIN!!!

Merry Christmas also really appreciate the help