Build Up a New Flywheel Now, or Wait?

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Strange on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 07:21 pm:

Hello all, I'm looking for some opinions:

My 1924 Touring/Pickup conversion (starter car) came to me without its magneto and with a Truefire ignition installed. For now, it is running fine, however, I am gathering up the parts to return it to stock if and when the engine has to come out for service. I have purchased a freshly rebuilt coil ring from Total Recoil, now I'm wondering what if anything to do at this point regarding the flywheel.

My flywheel is missing its magnets and has oil slingers installed on it. Would it be useful at this point to get another flywheel and build it up with magnets, spools, triple gear pins, etc. and have it balanced and ready to go when the time comes to do the swap, or would I be better off waiting until the engine is out and do the buildup on my existing flywheel?

I'm not ready to pull the trigger yet, just looking for opinions, thanks in advance. :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jack Daron - Brownsburg IN on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 07:46 pm:

The only thing you're going to save is time .I personally think it's a good idea.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tyrone Thomas - Topeka KS on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 07:57 pm:

Mark, today is your lucky day. I have a flywheel with starter ring, a mag ring, and a set of magnets I just took off an engine a couple days ago that I will trade with you for the oil slingers. I live in Topeka, ks. I see your south of St louis. The magnets still have some majic in them.
Let me know.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Strange on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 08:16 pm:

Tyrone, thanks for the offer, but I can't give up the oil slingers right now, they're currently mounted on my flywheel on the engine of my running car.

If you want to sell me your flywheel outright, send me a PM with your asking price including shipping to 63050, thanks!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tyrone Thomas - Topeka KS on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 08:21 pm:

lol, I just realized they are still in your car. Daaaah. :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Strange on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 08:25 pm:

By the way, the coil ring from Total Recoil arrived today in its double thickness pizza box, it looks great! Thanks Wally! :-O

ring01

ring02


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dave Hjortnaes, Men Falls, WI on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 08:32 pm:

I wonder if Dave ordered the pizza the last time he was visiting with mom and dad?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tyrone Thomas - Topeka KS on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 08:32 pm:

PM sent.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By john kuehn on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 08:34 pm:

Don't know when the next swap meet in your area may be but you can usually pick up a complete flywheel assembly pretty cheap.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Strange on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 08:49 pm:

Tyrone, I got your PM and sent you a PM reply. :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Les Schubert on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 08:53 pm:

Mark
I would like to buy your Tru-fire. I've had excellent luck with mine. I'll send you a pm


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Strange on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 08:59 pm:

Les, thanks for the offer, but I'll be running the car with the Truefire until it needs major engine work, which hopefully is years down the road.

Just a reminder everybody, I am not pulling my engine tomorrow, I am slowly gathering parts to return the car to stock for some future date (hopefully years away) when the engine has to come out for major work. :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Gregush Portland Oregon on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 09:20 pm:

I would vote to build a new flywheel and have everything up to snuf and ready to install when the time came.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Walker, NW AR on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 09:42 pm:

Mark S. -- You can build up the flywheel with mag parts to save some time later, but the balancing part needs to wait until you have it on the crankshaft where it's going to stay. Then have them balanced as an assembly.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steven Thum on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 11:23 pm:

Mark

I have the oil slingers for Tyrone to trade for. I also have a complete set of magnets and can recharge them for you. If you want, give me a call.

Steven


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Strange on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 08:42 am:

Thanks, Steve, I'm away from the house most of the day today (I'm helping a friend repair his deck), but I'll give you a call tonight.

Tyrone, If I can get the slingers and freshly charged magnets from Steve, I'll take you up on your swap offer, we'll work out a time and place to meet and do the swap.


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