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Flywheel Weight

PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Fri Dec 31, 2004 4:53 pm

Sorry to be a bore,but has anyone got to hand the weight of the twincam flywheel
Thanks in advance
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PostPost by: archigator » Fri Dec 31, 2004 8:58 pm

I just replaced my stock flywheel and ring gear with an aluminum Fidanza flywheel. The stock flywheel and ring gear is 14 lbs.; the Fidanza lightweight flywheel and ring gear is 8 lbs. (I've noticed no loss in driveability.)

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PostPost by: jopalm » Sat Jan 01, 2005 3:01 am

Gary-

Are you able to confirm the 14lb weight of the original? Was it an unmodified original?

That seems light relative to my vague recollection...and I don't have one "out of the car" to verify.

Probably just my memory fading in my old age...

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PostPost by: boxer » Sat Jan 01, 2005 9:15 am

just weighed flywheel from stock 1558 standard '66 twincam.

Weighs in at 16lb (sixteen pounds) with starter ring gear & clutch location dowels.
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PostPost by: archigator » Sun Jan 02, 2005 4:32 am

John, assuming my scale is correct, the flywheel on my Sprint that I just had replaced two weeks ago weighs 14 lbs including ring gear. I assume its stock, but I'm the third owner so who knows. Looks stock to me.

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