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 Post subject: Lightened Flywheels
PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 9:47 am 
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my lightened flywheels are finally done after months and the services of 3 separate shops. i had them machined at my cousin's shop, surface ground at another shop, and zero balanced at yet another shop.
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thanks to our friends in the southern hemisphere for the pics which helped me fashion these.
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the guy who does the balancing builds 1500 hp racing boat engines and he gave the design and machine work a big thumbs up.

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 Post subject: Re: Lightened Flywheels
PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 2:25 pm 
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Sooooo ... how much do they weigh?? :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Lightened Flywheels
PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 5:09 pm 
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what do I do to get one?

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 Post subject: Re: Lightened Flywheels
PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 10:50 pm 
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beachedbru wrote:
what do I do to get one?


i had 3 made. one for the twincam that's going into my red vert, one for my lil' black monster turbo3, and one for another member.

my machinist wants to do them in runs of 3 so that has to be coordinated. also, the process has been pretty slow. the run has to be fit into my machinist's work backlog which might be weeks. the machine shop that does my surface grinding is great and can give me a one day turn around. the shop with the balancer has to be in the right mood so the last run took 10 days.

also, i don't have any core g13 flywheels so you and 2 other guys would have to send me one.

they weigh in around 9 lbs. so they will work great. the last couple i had lightened came in around 9.5 lbs. and they really made the throttle snap. really wasn't wanting to go into the flywheel business, i just wanted some for my projects. =)

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 Post subject: Re: Lightened Flywheels
PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:45 pm 
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t3 ragtop wrote:
beachedbru wrote:
what do I do to get one?


i had 3 made. one for the twincam that's going into my red vert, one for my lil' black monster turbo3, and one for another member.

my machinist wants to do them in runs of 3 so that has to be coordinated. also, the process has been pretty slow. the run has to be fit into my machinist's work backlog which might be weeks. the machine shop that does my surface grinding is great and can give me a one day turn around. the shop with the balancer has to be in the right mood so the last run took 10 days.

also, i don't have any core g13 flywheels so you and 2 other guys would have to send me one.

they weigh in around 9 lbs. so they will work great. the last couple i had lightened came in around 9.5 lbs. and they really made the throttle snap. really wasn't wanting to go into the flywheel business, i just wanted some for my projects. =)

time for me to source a spare gt flywheel!


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 Post subject: Re: Lightened Flywheels
PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:59 pm 
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Ball park figure on price? I have a spare gti fly wheel for my next project.

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 Post subject: Re: Lightened Flywheels
PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 12:48 pm 
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Those look awesome! I'm tempted.... :drools: :worship:

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 Post subject: Re: Lightened Flywheels
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they're prudy, i was looking at one earlier today :twisted:

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 Post subject: Re: Lightened Flywheels
PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 11:51 pm 
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having gotten my twincam vert project pretty much completed and having had some time to drive the car for several weeks, i'm really happy with the flywheel. the aluminum flywheels are too expensive and, actually, they're too light. the flywheels i had made are right in the sweet spot for improved throttle response, the long life of a stock flywheel, and are vibration free.

after a short break in period for bedding in the clutch, i have done some good hard launches and a bunch of high rev pulls. i'm not disappointed. as a matter of fact, i'm really pleased with the lightened flywheel. :wink:

i can't report on the turbo3 operation as i don't have an engine running one of these yet but i expect the same results i got on the twincam engine - really snappy throttle response.

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 Post subject: Re: Lightened Flywheels
PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 8:23 am 
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Hi Richard,

Let me know when you are going to do another run of flywheels.I would like one and I have an extra core for you.

Thanks Jack


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