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What type of flywheel to buy?

Old August 24th, 2006, 9:46 PM
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I need to buy a flywheel for a first gen 350. I visited the Summit website, and I noticed that there are steel and aluminum flywheels, with various weights (15-40 lbs. on average), different diameters and two different tooth count (153 or 168). I have no idea which one to buy. Perhaps someone can give me recommendations if I provide engine specs and application.

350 cid .040 over
forged crank and rods
10:1 comp.
750 dp Holley
Wieand team-g intake
iron heads, 2.02/1.60
1.6 rocker arms
comp cam 288 dur. .488" lift
Muncie M21 close ratio 4 speed

1962 Stratochief (similar to a Bonneville) weighs around 3600 lbs.
gearing is not determined, somewhere around 3.73:1
street tires, normal diameter

This vehicle is primarily for street use.

Does anyone have any suggestions?

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Get a 168 tooth ( Most Common ) 28-35 pound steel flywheel ( McLeod or any good aftermarket brand ) and a matching clutch, pressure plate and throwout bearing. Make sure to use a 350 - 400 Chevy starter and that should match the flywheel. Use a good aftermarket bellhousing to make the package complete and safe.
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