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Old 03-14-2011, 07:21 PM
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Why not just take it easy on it,save up buy the good flywheel & then hammer on it?
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I was thinking of that also because the clutch is not as high quality as I would like so it'll need to be changed sooner than later.
From what I've read the scattershield will hold the flywheel if it disintegrates saving my feet possibly my life or someone else's, I think this is what I was originally after. However what I've learned along the way is that if the flywheel goes it may take the trans with it and the scattershield will be junk. I'm going to have to change it or I will worry about it every time I wind it up.

On a separate note, some cast flywheels are not actually cast iron. I'm told the mustang ones from the late 90's are actually sintered iron which is alot stronger. So when some people were telling me they run a cast flywheel, it's not exactly the same.

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Old 03-15-2011, 07:07 AM
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You can get billet flywheels for under a hundred bucks on ebay,but I do not know what the quality is like.
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I had a look at those, no hint of an sfi rating not sure I would trust it. I'll just save up for the good one I think. Thanks
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I had a look at those, no hint of an sfi rating not sure I would trust it. I'll just save up for the good one I think. Thanks
couple hundred buck for peace of mind is worth it to me...
at least you're building a chevy, amc stuff is way out there..
i've got well over 600 in mine (McLeod aluminum +balancing)

oh yeah, if you're not already, run a block plate
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Yeah the block plate came with the lakewood.
Going fast ain't cheap
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