Best Flywheel & Clutch - last one you will buy!

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Re: Best Flywheel & Clutch - last one you will buy!

Post by fj20spl311 » Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:12 pm

Took my NEW Flywheel and New Clutch cover to San Diego Engine Balancing today.
The flywheel was on the money and the cover just need indexing, but the balance was good.
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Re: Best Flywheel & Clutch - last one you will buy!

Post by ppeters914 » Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:09 am

fj20spl311 wrote:
Sun Feb 28, 2016 3:30 am
Pulling the engine to replace the clutch is no big deal, its all "the while you are there" distractions that add up.
+1000

We pulled my engine & trans "just" to replace the clutch and head gasket, and some general clean up. Just get the car driving, then figure out where to go from there. A couple-three weeks max, right?

Discovered wiped cam and lifters, which then progressed to frame off. Almost five years later, just starting to reassemble......heavy sigh.....
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Re: Best Flywheel & Clutch - last one you will buy!

Post by theunz » Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:25 am

ppeters914 wrote:
Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:09 am
fj20spl311 wrote:
Sun Feb 28, 2016 3:30 am
Pulling the engine to replace the clutch is no big deal, its all "the while you are there" distractions that add up.
+1000

We pulled my engine & trans "just" to replace the clutch and head gasket, and some general clean up. Just get the car driving, then figure out where to go from there. A couple-three weeks max, right?

Discovered wiped cam and lifters, which then progressed to frame off. Almost five years later, just starting to reassemble......heavy sigh.....

Someone needs to develop a vaccine for the" while I'm in in there disease". I know I'd take it!
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Re: Best Flywheel & Clutch - last one you will buy!

Post by notoptoy » Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:41 am

Ahhh, the problem with a vaccine or cure is that if you don't succumb to the disease at the right time (While you ARE actually there or at it), then you are forever plagued with the regret of "Why didn't I do that last time while I was in there?" or the similar corollaries: "Why didn't I just:" a) Do it right the first time, or b) spend the extra money for the better part or c) why didn't I seek professional help! or d) fear of "Did I do that or not....????"
For every action there is an equally gut wrenching mental reaction to torture you!
"When all else fails, force prevails!" Ummm, we're gonna need a bigger hammer here.

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Re: Best Flywheel & Clutch - last one you will buy!

Post by ACGarage » Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:33 am

JT.
Do you have any more of these fancy flywheels to sell or am I two years too late? If so, what is 2018 price?
I know I will need a clutch at some point and like your approach/solution.
I have a '70 1600 w/ 4 speed. From what I am reading this will work with all 240 Clutch parts.
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Re: Best Flywheel & Clutch - last one you will buy!

Post by JT68 » Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:15 pm

I do have one or two more at the 2018 price.

https://www.datsunrestorationproducts.c ... l-flywheel

You are correct, you can use any early 240 plate,disc and throw-out bearing. Anything from low-cost parts basic parts to extreme duty composites. Any Dakin/Exedy setup would be just fine and very cost effective.

I'll double check on the 4-speed application. The only question is which throw-out bearing sleeve will be required, but no big deal, Nissan used several and they are readily available.

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Re: Best Flywheel & Clutch - last one you will buy!

Post by Mike Young » Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:56 pm

Works very well. And actually the pedal pressure is lighter than the U-20 pressure plate delivers. Less load on all actuating components. Even the firewall can suffer (flex) a bit.