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Flathead Aluminum Flywheel ID please!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Pinstriper40, Jul 30, 2009.

  1. Pinstriper40
    Joined: Sep 24, 2007
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    Two pre '48 ford flathead Aluminum flywheels. Two questions.

    1. Von Esser flywheels- when where they made, what is known about quality, who's got one, etc...

    2. I've found a flathead flywheel that has no manufacturer name on it, but it does have a 3 small castings of a lakes style T roadster, an early Miller style Indy car, and a race boat on it. Any idea who made it? My first thought was Eddie Myer but I'd think he would've put his name on it. There is no evidence of removal of a name of manufacturer.

    Both of these flywheels are for regular sized flatheads, not V8 60s.

    Any help would be great! Thank you very much.
     
  2. Here are a few pics Joel sent me.
     

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  3. cuznbrucie
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    Might be an ALBRO.

    Eddie Meyer never made a flywheel......or key chains or teardrop fuel blocks or license plate toppers!!

    CB
     
  4. Little Wing
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    from Northeast

    Albro's Will have the name
     

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  5. My friend John has that same flywheel with the cars and boat on it, but it's for a SBC.
     
  6. ardunpinto
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    from WACO tx

    Its an eddie meyer
     
  7. It is an early Schieffer flywheel. Before they developed and patented ALBRO flywheel technology.
     
  8. cuznbrucie
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    Wrong......Eddie Meyer never marketed a flywheel.......trust me......I am a friend of Bud Meyer and I have this information directly.....
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    CB
     
  9. Pinstriper40
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    Thanks for the info- I hadn't heard of Eddie Meyer flywheels... It was just a guess on my part. So... I'm going with early Schieffer... how early is early? Anyone have any idea about the Von Esser flywheel? Looks like a cut-down steel flywheel, but it's made of aluminum- I swear the name sounds familiar but I haven't been able to dig anything up. Thanks again for the replies so far!
     
  10. showrod
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    Bill Von Esser opened the first speed shop in Chicago sometime in the 1940s. give me a minute and I will check my von esser catalog. I have a photo album dedicated to him on my profile page. sharing a small portion of memorabilia I have collected.
     

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