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Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Desoto1949, Oct 1, 2017.

  1. Desoto1949
    Joined: Oct 27, 2016
    Posts: 33


    Does anyone know where I can buy a flywheel for a 1949 Desoto
  2. steinauge
    Joined: Feb 28, 2014
    Posts: 1,507

    from 1960

    Likely from someone on this board.Try posting in "parts wanted" in the classifieds.
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  3. Hnstray
    Joined: Aug 23, 2009
    Posts: 11,050

    from Quincy, IL

    Is it a manual trans car or a Fluid Drive? If manual, there are, no doubt, several Plymouth and Dodge flywheels that will work. Not necessary to locate specifically a '49 DeSoto' flywheel.

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  4. Desoto1949
    Joined: Oct 27, 2016
    Posts: 33


    Semi automatic
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  5. 302GMC
    Joined: Dec 15, 2005
    Posts: 5,964

    from Idaho

    '49-'54 Dodge and Chrysler use the same flywheel ...
  6. 73RR
    Joined: Jan 29, 2007
    Posts: 6,264


    What is the 'need'?
    All pre-62 flywheels, L4, L6, (some) L8 and V8 have the same mounting configuration with a variety of 4-6-or 8 attaching bolts. The Plymouth, US models 201-208-218, have a different crank flange position so that flywheel is 'special' and can be problematic on other engines. There is also the choice of 146 and 172 tooth ring gears. New, truck weight, flywheels are available from Vintage Power Wagons and used flywheels are everywhere. With a flange adapter, you can even use a 130 tooth 426Hemi flywheel.

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  7. d2_willys
    Joined: Sep 8, 2007
    Posts: 4,094

    from Kansas

    At the local Desoto dealer if one exists.
  8. 58prostreet
    Joined: Dec 14, 2005
    Posts: 61


  9. Desoto1949
    Joined: Oct 27, 2016
    Posts: 33


    I just need a replacement because when I try to turn the car on it would make a loud scratching noise and plus the some teeth are chipped from the flywheel
  10. plym_46
    Joined: Sep 8, 2005
    Posts: 3,902

    from central NY

    You can have a machine shop flip the ring gear. This exposes the unworn portion of the ring gear teeth to the starter gear. I did mine 40 k miles ago and never had an issue. Some will say that the teeth when flipped lach a beveled approach but it never became a concern.
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