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I am currently looking for an aluminum flywheel for my 2.3. If anyone has one for sale, let me know.
 

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Lol i know that, but im trying to see if i can find one used first!

I actually know where there is one here, but ive been trying for years to get the guy to sell it to me and he wont. Its got a messed up ring gear, and it will need replaced.
 

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I'll put word out in the 2.3 big leaguers. Matt Culpepper or Bob Myers are prob the 2 most likely to have one sitting around...
 

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Thanks good sir!
 

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Matt Culpepper said:
I do. Again i was unaware of the downsides so i bought it and tried it. Sadly Didnt work out so well. The flywheel bolts sunk a little so i never sold it to anyone. I have it in my head that i would keep it for my mg...
Well there you have it. Waiting on a price.

EDIT: Well Matt's saying he thinks he wants to hang onto it for his autox build, but someone else says their friend has one, so he's checking with them.

Double Edit: So his friend doesn't have it anymore. :facepalm:
 

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Thanks for trying, youve gotten farther than me! Let me know if there are any changes.
 

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Not sure how light you want to go, but.... The flywheel from a 1.9 Escort cuts approximately 6 lbs from a turbocoupe flywheel, I don't quite remember the exact weight loss. I did this at least 6 years ago. Take a 2.3 pressure plate, 1.9 escort flywheel to a auto machine shop and have them drill and tap the flywheel to the 2.3 pressure plate pattern. This does work, I've done it!!!
 

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I just cut down my flywheel, took about .100" off the face. Ive done this on many engines, i wanted the aluminum flywheel because i didnt want to have to drill and tap new holes for my stage 3 clutch. I have it done already! Did it all myself using a hand drill and a brake lathe!
 

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Did you get it rebalanced after? I have considered removing some material off of mine to make it a little lighter. Maybe just a couple of pounds, but was always worried about screwing up the balance.
 

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It can effect them, they are zero balance but they have to be balanced that way. When i cut it down i did get rid of some of the holes they drilled for balance, but i did not have it re balanced. I ran one cut like that at over 8K rpm for a few races (7500 to 7800 any other time) and never noticed any balance issues. I will letyou know if i have problems with this one. Havent driven it yet, just pulled it out of the shop when i got to work this morning.
 
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