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I'm building a 406 for a 87 corvette/ 4+3 trans (4 speed manual-auto over) would anyone suggest an aluminum flywheel if so where can I get an externally balanced one

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I assume you mean a flex plate (used with auto tranny. Fly wheels are used with manual tranny). Because of the increase fatigue cracking qualities of aluminum, I would never use one on a flex plate (name implies a certain amount of flexing which would be death of aluminum). Now if you mean fly wheel, then the soft aluminum would not make a satisfactory wearing surface for the clutch plate. Either way, I would not consider aluminum.

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I assume you mean a flex plate (used with auto tranny. Fly wheels are used with manual tranny). Because of the increase fatigue cracking qualities of aluminum, I would never use one on a flex plate (name implies a certain amount of flexing which would be death of aluminum). Now if you mean fly wheel, then the soft aluminum would not make a satisfactory wearing surface for the clutch plate. Either way, I would not consider aluminum.

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They have steel insert's for wear protection. And they are replacable. I still wouldn't for the street only, or even some drag only. Low moment of inertia makes for a poor shifting/launching car.
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THE 4+3 is a manual trans
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I personally would not run a aluminum flywheel in your application...

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