Gotta talk FLYWHEELS

Discussion in 'U-shift em' started by yachtsmanbill, Jan 3, 2019.

  1. Julian

    Julian Well-Known Member

  2. yachtsmanbill

    yachtsmanbill Well-Known Member

    I may hafta call.... as long as its got 166 starter teeth it should be an 11 inch clutch face. I was told that bolt them back to back with a flex plate and 180* apart and the balance should be negative. I do have a manual spin balancer and can make a mandrel on my lathe. I may have to make that call!
    The T/A flywheels are made by TCI in Tennessee. ws
     
  3. yachtsmanbill

    yachtsmanbill Well-Known Member

    Well its 0425hrs here and I just sent an email to the CL guy asking for a few pics. We'll see how this plays out, but I am still looking! ws
     
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2019
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  4. 87GN_70GS

    87GN_70GS Well-Known Member

    Neutral, not negative
     
  5. yachtsmanbill

    yachtsmanbill Well-Known Member

    Ya got me Scott! At 4:30 a.m. I wasnt in balance myself yet LOL. ws
     
  6. yachtsmanbill

    yachtsmanbill Well-Known Member

    Well, after 6 months, this part of the Odyssey is closed. I consummated a deal with American Power Train today (they make all the billet wheels BTW) for 248.00 with free shipping. USA made to OEM specs including the factory recommended balance. Now if the USPS would get back to work LOL. Mailman's gonna be calling me bad names with the boxes that are due here! ws

    https://americanpowertrain.com/

    Be My Overdrive sale going on now! Ask for Josh and tell him I sent ya!
     
  7. bignastyGS

    bignastyGS Maggot pilot

    I have 2 Unicorns up over top in my garage,plus an 11 inch 350 standard flywheel.But,do you suppose I was smart enough to keep a few BBB flexplates over the years? Mine are not for sale as I still haven't decided on what transmission will be in the back half car yet..I have a pile of 4 speed parts left too.Also Not for sale..I didn't realize the BBB flywheels were as tough to find.At 1 time I had 9-10 4 speed setups from 68 to 71 cars..Made me piles of cash in the 90's though.
     
  8. yachtsmanbill

    yachtsmanbill Well-Known Member

    Aint that the way it is... Something about foresight versus hindsight. Back then autos were the hot setup. Now I just wanna mash some gears. Anybody can drive an automatic LOL... When this job is done Ill have the OEM flexplate to sell. ws
     
  9. Buicksky

    Buicksky Silver Level contributor

    Bill,
    I will be watching and waiting to see how this Billet flywheel matches up for the 455. Does the Billet flywheel have the option of being resurfaced like the factory unit?
     
  10. yachtsmanbill

    yachtsmanbill Well-Known Member

    Hey Tony...
    This is their standard (not lightened) billet steel wheel. As far as I can tell its a full face finish so grinding shouldnt be a problem. I hope Ill never need that part done since the toys get driven periodically during the summer only, with substantially less beating than when we were kids LOL. The aluminum unit has a steel face inserted, so unless its raised up from the aluminum base there may be a problem grinding.
    This one is also drilled for multiple pressure plate applications prior to balancing. According to the sales guy, these are indeed BBB specific wheels. Olds and Ponchos are a no-go at all. Not even close. The BB wheel has 166 teeth and the others have 168 plus other balancing factors. This is bolt on and go.
    Back in the day haha, the nodular iron wheels would develop facial heat cracking which was only superficial and would clean off with the grind. I cant see that happening with the billet either. JMHO... ws

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  11. yachtsmanbill

    yachtsmanbill Well-Known Member

    Just in case no one down here gets to sit out the game on "The Bench", this came via FedEx yesterday afternoon. Nice! $249.00 with FREE SHIPPING at 36 lbs too. The best part is circled! ws

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  12. yachtsmanbill

    yachtsmanbill Well-Known Member

    HI GEOFF!!!! Hope the weathers nice down below the Frost Line! ws
     
  13. UticaGeoff

    UticaGeoff Well-Known Member

    High near 80 for the next 7 days, comfortable humidity, and no rain- real nice by any definition. Been following your progress. Give Pat my best.

    UticaGeoff
     

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