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Schiefer Aluminum Flywheel Questions

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Tdesoto276, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. Tdesoto276
    Joined: Mar 22, 2006
    Posts: 115

    from Des Moines

    The Schiefer aluminum Flywheel I want to put behind my DeSoto hemi has a lot of crazing in the brass insert. Questions:

    1--Is it usable in its current condition?

    2--Is it serviceable?

    3--Who can bring it back into usable condition?

    Thanks in advance.

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  2. JohnEvans
    Joined: Apr 13, 2008
    Posts: 4,883

    from Phoenix AZ

    I would use it. Normal flywheel grinding equipment does not like aluminum and brass/bronze.
  3. Irish
    Joined: Dec 14, 2006
    Posts: 199


    it looks pretty heat cracked, chuck it up in a lathe and see if you can clean it up
  4. fab32
    Joined: May 14, 2002
    Posts: 13,985

    Member Emeritus

    I wouldn't chuck it up in a lathe. Try a automotive machine shop with a flywheel resurfacing machine. A purpose built macine always does a better job when one is available.


  5. one thing I learned about aluminum flywheels is that they expand and stretch the starter ring gear and it then comes loose and slips

    on the stock car i just drilled between the gear and flywheel and rammed in sheet metal screws and broke off the excess screw head, maybee not the most sanitary,:eek: but you gotta go racing!!!:rolleyes:
  6. steel rebel
    Joined: Jun 14, 2006
    Posts: 3,604

    steel rebel
    Member Emeritus

    Just put it on and use it. That coating is so thin it won't take a surficing.
  7. seb fontana
    Joined: Sep 1, 2005
    Posts: 6,595

    seb fontana
    from ct

    A decent machine shop could make/install a new insert in brass or steel..Ya just gotta wanna pay for it..Check with flywheel manufacturers, bet they have a rebuild service..$$$.
  8. Tdesoto276
    Joined: Mar 22, 2006
    Posts: 115

    from Des Moines

    Any others with $.02?
  9. Run it as is....After a few days of use,I never saw one that didnt have the crazing affect.....This goes back to selling hundreds of them in the 50-60s.
  10. JC Sparks
    Joined: Dec 8, 2008
    Posts: 708

    JC Sparks
    from Ohio

    The insert is bronze. Hays use to sell the replacement insert, but I don't know if they still do. If you know how to use a engine lathe you can true it up just fine. JC
  11. Tdesoto276
    Joined: Mar 22, 2006
    Posts: 115

    from Des Moines


    Thanks for the correction. I knew it is bronze but had a brain fart...

    Thanks to all for your input. As always, the HAMB is where you go to get the answers.

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