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  • Cost of a new Aluminum Flywheel?

    Anyone know what those new Aluminum flywheels are going for these days?

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  • #2
    Fairborn has a listing for one, so you might give them a call tomorrow (937)878-1576

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    61 Champ 1/2 ton 4 speed
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    • #3
      Fairborn has a listing for one, so you might give them a call tomorrow (937)878-1576

      60 Lark convertible
      61 Champ
      62 Daytona convertible
      63 G.T. R-2,4 speed
      63 Avanti (2)
      66 Daytona Sport Sedan
      59 Lark wagon, now V-8, H.D. auto!
      60 Lark convertible V-8 auto
      61 Champ 1/2 ton 4 speed
      62 Champ 3/4 ton 5 speed o/drive
      62 Champ 3/4 ton auto
      62 Daytona convertible V-8 4 speed & 62 Cruiser, auto.
      63 G.T. Hawk R-2,4 speed
      63 Avanti (2) R-1 auto
      64 Zip Van
      66 Daytona Sport Sedan(327)V-8 4 speed
      66 Cruiser V-8 auto

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      • #4
        Just curious; what are the advantages to using an aluminum flywheel? I may consider it for my '63.



        Matthew Burnette
        Hazlehurst, GA


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        • #5
          Just curious; what are the advantages to using an aluminum flywheel? I may consider it for my '63.



          Matthew Burnette
          Hazlehurst, GA


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          • #6
            Hi, Matthew,

            Lighter weight means less inertia which means it will gain and lose revs quicker. Main advantages in drag and road racing.

            thnx, jack vines

            PackardV8
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            • #7
              Hi, Matthew,

              Lighter weight means less inertia which means it will gain and lose revs quicker. Main advantages in drag and road racing.

              thnx, jack vines

              PackardV8
              PackardV8

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              • #8
                The down point to and aliuminum flywheel is that because of its light weight it dosnt help and engine to idle compared to a steel one. But mostly stock engine it shouldnt hurt any, worst thing that it dose to any engine is that you have to bump up your idle alittle.

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                • #9
                  The down point to and aliuminum flywheel is that because of its light weight it dosnt help and engine to idle compared to a steel one. But mostly stock engine it shouldnt hurt any, worst thing that it dose to any engine is that you have to bump up your idle alittle.

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                  • #10
                    LS has them listed for $450. I thought I had a Fairborn price list kicking around here but can't seem to locate it. Guess I'll give him a call tomorrow. Just trying to get a reference so I can list my Weber Tool Co. Aluminum Flywheel on Ebay. Thanks!!

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                    • #11
                      LS has them listed for $450. I thought I had a Fairborn price list kicking around here but can't seem to locate it. Guess I'll give him a call tomorrow. Just trying to get a reference so I can list my Weber Tool Co. Aluminum Flywheel on Ebay. Thanks!!

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                      • #12
                        It's still heavy enough to idle at factory spec'd speed, just a little lumpier than stock. The stock flywheel really is a heavy piece. Much easier to rev match with the aluminum one, and the engine revs up noticeably faster.

                        I mounted one on my '55 and the only thing I did different from mounting a stock one was a put a reinforcement plate from an automatic car between the flywheel and the nuts, and I used loctite instead of lock washers. I didn't like the idea of locknuts bearing directly on aluminum.

                        nate

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                        • #13
                          Just listed my NOS Weber Aluminum Flywheel:

                          http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...m=320266844906

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                          • #14
                            I disagree. The ebay listing is no different then Studebaker saying the Lark has more interior space then a Falcon, and could be cheaper. It's merely a comparison of two different products. He's not saying the vendors product is junk, just that the old Webber is lighter and the starting bid cheaper then the current repro's, not a inaccurate statement.

                            JDP/Maryland
                            JDP Maryland

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                            • #15
                              What exactly is so disturbing?

                              I talked to Phil personally and he told me that even he used to run a Weber back in the day. I called him for a reference on pricing and he was happy to help. During our conversation Phil mentioned that the Weber weighed less than the Fidanza. He suggested it weighed closer to 10lbs -so I thought I would put it on my scale. He also assumed that it was used and needed resurfacing and was surprised to hear that it was NOS -further suggesting that it might bring good money.

                              I really did not mean to offend anyone. And it was certainly not my intention to attack these vendors or be negative in any kind of way. I'm really sorry if it came off that way.

                              If anything, I see the mentioning of their names and letting people know that there are alternate sources out there as a positive thing. Maybe someone outside our community didn't even know they were available new. Time and time again we are directing new people here on the forum to our Vendors.

                              For the record, I am a customer of both Fairborn Studebaker and Lionel Stone and I very much appreciate what they do for our hobby.




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