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Availability of Aluminum Flywheels

PostPost by: "denicholls2" » Tue Apr 12, 2005 6:25 pm

Paeco (Birmingham, Alabama) offers both lightened steel and aluminum
flywheels for the Twincam. They'll lighten yours if you want.

Theirs cost about $500, your core slightly less.

No experience with the company, but they'll be happy to send you a
performance catalog if you ask them. It has lots of "got to have" bits
at "maybe sometime later" prices.

If you want any details, I have the catalog.

www.paeco.com

Doug Nicholls, 54/1822
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PostPost by: lotuselan2 » Tue Apr 12, 2005 11:17 pm

Doug

I bought my Ali flywheel from them for my Super 7 MANY years ago, early
'70's in fact. Flywheel was good, no issues in two years of flat our SCCA
racing. Paeco was less good (at that time) on valve train mods, but likely
my own fault for not asking the right questions. If they are still in
business after 30 years they must be doing something right. Ali flywheels
at that time were steel inserts with some kind of coating on the steel,
looked like bronze (don't count on my memory that far back).



My BDR Ali flywheel is a steel insert bolted into the Ali; I think Bean
origin.



I did not mention in earlier email that both Ali flywheels were 6-bolt, no
experience with a 4-bolt one.

Ken

'69 +2 with BDR



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Paeco (Birmingham, Alabama) offers both lightened steel and aluminum
flywheels for the Twincam. They'll lighten yours if you want.

Theirs cost about $500, your core slightly less.

No experience with the company, but they'll be happy to send you a
performance catalog if you ask them. It has lots of "got to have" bits
at "maybe sometime later" prices.

If you want any details, I have the catalog.

www.paeco.com

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PostPost by: "Roger Sieling" » Wed Apr 13, 2005 3:05 am

4-bolt alloy flywheels do not exist. Truely made of unobtainium. I finally designed my own and had it made locally after years of searching for eitherlight steel or steel-faced alloy. I wanted it for use w/ a Tilton/AP 7-1/4" competition clutch, but found nothing save one or two modified stock ironones.

Roger

>> ***@***.*** 04/12/05 7:17 PM >>>

Doug

I bought my Ali flywheel from them for my Super 7 MANY years ago, early
'70's in fact. Flywheel was good, no issues in two years of flat our SCCA
racing. Paeco was less good (at that time) on valve train mods, but likely
my own fault for not asking the right questions. If they are still in
business after 30 years they must be doing something right. Ali flywheels
at that time were steel inserts with some kind of coating on the steel,
looked like bronze (don't count on my memory that far back).



My BDR Ali flywheel is a steel insert bolted into the Ali; I think Bean
origin.



I did not mention in earlier email that both Ali flywheels were 6-bolt, no
experience with a 4-bolt one.

Ken

'69 +2 with BDR



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From: denicholls2 [mailto:***@***.***
Sent: Tuesday, April 12, 2005 2:25 PM
To: ***@***.***
Subject: [LotusElan.net] Availability of Aluminum Flywheels




Paeco (Birmingham, Alabama) offers both lightened steel and aluminum
flywheels for the Twincam. They'll lighten yours if you want.

Theirs cost about $500, your core slightly less.

No experience with the company, but they'll be happy to send you a
performance catalog if you ask them. It has lots of "got to have" bits
at "maybe sometime later" prices.

If you want any details, I have the catalog.

www.paeco.com

Doug Nicholls, 54/1822









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PostPost by: bill308 » Sat Apr 23, 2005 12:12 am

--- In ***@***.***, "Roger Sieling" <[email protected]> wrote:
4-bolt alloy flywheels do not exist. Truely made of unobtainium. I
finally designed my own and had it made locally after years of

searching for either light steel or steel-faced alloy. I wanted it
for use w/ a Tilton/AP 7-1/4" competition clutch, but found nothing
save one or two modified stock iron ones.

Roger

>>> [email protected] 04/12/05 7:17 PM >>>

Doug

I bought my Ali flywheel from them for my Super 7 MANY years ago,
early

'70's in fact. Flywheel was good, no issues in two years of flat
our SCCA

racing. Paeco was less good (at that time) on valve train mods,
but likely

my own fault for not asking the right questions. If they are still
in

business after 30 years they must be doing something right. Ali
flywheels

at that time were steel inserts with some kind of coating on the
steel,

looked like bronze (don't count on my memory that far back).



My BDR Ali flywheel is a steel insert bolted into the Ali; I think
Bean

origin.



I did not mention in earlier email that both Ali flywheels were 6-
bolt, no

experience with a 4-bolt one.

Ken

'69 +2 with BDR



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From: denicholls2 [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Tuesday, April 12, 2005 2:25 PM
To: ***@***.***
Subject: [LotusElan.net] Availability of Aluminum Flywheels




Paeco (Birmingham, Alabama) offers both lightened steel and
aluminum

flywheels for the Twincam. They'll lighten yours if you want.

Theirs cost about $500, your core slightly less.

No experience with the company, but they'll be happy to send you a
performance catalog if you ask them. It has lots of "got to have"
bits

at "maybe sometime later" prices.

If you want any details, I have the catalog.

www.paeco.com

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I used an aluminum flywheel on my S2 for many years and was very
happy with how it transformed the car's/engine's response. It never
gave me any trouble and was porbably the best modification I ever
made to the car. I believe it is a Tilton and the friction surfaces
are cast iron and retained with machine screws.

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PostPost by: "Roger Sieling" » Sat Apr 23, 2005 2:39 am

Bill,

Tilton used to make such a flywheel, but I'm afraid they quit making them because some customers didn't install them properly. And, when the mounting bolts are torqued w/o proper hard washers and other improper installation techniques are applied, the centers break out fo the flywheels. I would think they quit making alloy flywheels 10-20 years ago.

Roger

>> ***@***.*** 04/22/05 8:12 PM >>>


--- In ***@***.***, "Roger Sieling" <[email protected]> wrote:
4-bolt alloy flywheels do not exist. Truely made of unobtainium. I
finally designed my own and had it made locally after years of

searching for either light steel or steel-faced alloy. I wanted it
for use w/ a Tilton/AP 7-1/4" competition clutch, but found nothing
save one or two modified stock iron ones.

Roger

>>> [email protected] 04/12/05 7:17 PM >>>

Doug

I bought my Ali flywheel from them for my Super 7 MANY years ago,
early

'70's in fact. Flywheel was good, no issues in two years of flat
our SCCA

racing. Paeco was less good (at that time) on valve train mods,
but likely

my own fault for not asking the right questions. If they are still
in

business after 30 years they must be doing something right. Ali
flywheels

at that time were steel inserts with some kind of coating on the
steel,

looked like bronze (don't count on my memory that far back).



My BDR Ali flywheel is a steel insert bolted into the Ali; I think
Bean

origin.



I did not mention in earlier email that both Ali flywheels were 6-
bolt, no

experience with a 4-bolt one.

Ken

'69 +2 with BDR



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From: denicholls2 [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Tuesday, April 12, 2005 2:25 PM
To: ***@***.***
Subject: [LotusElan.net] Availability of Aluminum Flywheels




Paeco (Birmingham, Alabama) offers both lightened steel and
aluminum

flywheels for the Twincam. They'll lighten yours if you want.

Theirs cost about $500, your core slightly less.

No experience with the company, but they'll be happy to send you a
performance catalog if you ask them. It has lots of "got to have"
bits

at "maybe sometime later" prices.

If you want any details, I have the catalog.

www.paeco.com

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I used an aluminum flywheel on my S2 for many years and was very
happy with how it transformed the car's/engine's response. It never
gave me any trouble and was porbably the best modification I ever
made to the car. I believe it is a Tilton and the friction surfaces
are cast iron and retained with machine screws.

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PostPost by: ecamiel » Sat Apr 23, 2005 1:22 pm

I have a 6 bolt Tilton Ali flywheel with steel insert and a Tilton twin disk ceramic clutch.
If you're interested, contact me off list. Tilton will make anything you want as will many of the the serious race parts places like Pegasus racing.

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PostPost by: "Stan Aarhus" » Sun Apr 24, 2005 12:11 am

Hi Eric,

What are you asking for the flywheel and clutch?

Stan

I have a 6 bolt Tilton Ali flywheel with steel insert and a Tilton twin disk ceramic clutch.
If you're interested, contact me off list. Tilton will make anything you want as will many of the the serious race parts places like Pegasus racing.

Eric
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PostPost by: bill308 » Mon Apr 25, 2005 10:58 pm

This is a repeat of a private reply to Roger posted here for
completeness. I'm still getting the hang of this web site.

Roger,

I believe you are correct Roger. Thinking about it, I remember Dave
Bean posting on his web site the fact that Tilton was no longer
making the Lotus flywheels. In response to this I thought Dave Bean
began to do his own or went to a different vender. Also, there
is/are some flywheel vendors who will do custom ones for a reasonable
price.

Bill


--- In ***@***.***, "Roger Sieling" <[email protected]> wrote:
Bill,

Tilton used to make such a flywheel, but I'm afraid they quit
making them because some customers didn't install them properly. And,

when the mounting bolts are torqued w/o proper hard washers and other
improper installation techniques are applied, the centers break out
fo the flywheels. I would think they quit making alloy flywheels 10-
20 years ago.

Roger

>>> [email protected] 04/22/05 8:12 PM >>>


--- In ***@***.***, "Roger Sieling" <[email protected]>
wrote:

> 4-bolt alloy flywheels do not exist. Truely made of unobtainium.
I

finally designed my own and had it made locally after years of
searching for either light steel or steel-faced alloy. I wanted it
for use w/ a Tilton/AP 7-1/4" competition clutch, but found nothing
save one or two modified stock iron ones.
>
> Roger
>
> >>> [email protected] 04/12/05 7:17 PM >>>
>
> Doug
>
> I bought my Ali flywheel from them for my Super 7 MANY years ago,
early
> '70's in fact. Flywheel was good, no issues in two years of flat
our SCCA
> racing. Paeco was less good (at that time) on valve train mods,
but likely
> my own fault for not asking the right questions. If they are
still

in
> business after 30 years they must be doing something right. Ali
flywheels
> at that time were steel inserts with some kind of coating on the
steel,
> looked like bronze (don't count on my memory that far back).
>
>
>
> My BDR Ali flywheel is a steel insert bolted into the Ali; I
think

Bean
> origin.
>
>
>
> I did not mention in earlier email that both Ali flywheels were 6-
bolt, no
> experience with a 4-bolt one.
>
> Ken
>
> '69 +2 with BDR
>
>
>
> _____
>
> From: denicholls2 [mailto:[email protected]]
> Sent: Tuesday, April 12, 2005 2:25 PM
> To: ***@***.***
> Subject: [LotusElan.net] Availability of Aluminum Flywheels
>
>
>
>
> Paeco (Birmingham, Alabama) offers both lightened steel and
aluminum
> flywheels for the Twincam. They'll lighten yours if you want.
>
> Theirs cost about $500, your core slightly less.
>
> No experience with the company, but they'll be happy to send you
a

> performance catalog if you ask them. It has lots of "got to
have"

bits
> at "maybe sometime later" prices.
>
> If you want any details, I have the catalog.
>
> www.paeco.com
>
> Doug Nicholls, 54/1822
>
>
>
>
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I used an aluminum flywheel on my S2 for many years and was very
happy with how it transformed the car's/engine's response. It never
gave me any trouble and was porbably the best modification I ever
made to the car. I believe it is a Tilton and the friction surfaces
are cast iron and retained with machine screws.

Bill









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