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The car will have to be set up correctly to use an aluminum flywheel. Most drag cars rely on a heavy wheel to get a good start.

Good for a big engine car with small tires. Or a high horse street car on regular tires.. Poor initial traction situations.

Schaefer wheels don't have an insert clutch surface as most others did. NO resurfacing of these wheels as the bonded friction coating is just a few thousandths thick. Friction surface had problems de-laminating under big torque/heat situations. Choose clutch disc carefully.

On another site, I detailed the problems that are to be expected with these aluminum wheel use. These wheels and the bonded aluminum pressure plates were big warranty headaches. Back in the day.
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