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67coupe
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posted 07-16-2002 10:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67coupe   Click Here to Email 67coupe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
hi guys im using a 68 model 302 in my vert with a 92 t5 and matching cable bellhousing id like to stick to the late model clutch does anyone know where i can find a flywheel to work without spending 250 plus on one? thanks guys

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Josh
67 coupe with 351c
94 Explorer
30 model A currently rustbucket
in process 67 convt with efi 5.0 and t5

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68stang351
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posted 07-17-2002 12:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68stang351   Click Here to Email 68stang351     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Any flywheel that is (i think your 302 takes a 28oz balance) the right balance, has 157 teeth for your starter for the T5 and that will take a 10.5 inch clutch. Your existing flywheel should work as long as it will take a 10.5 inch clutch. I've been through this before, but because I'm running a 351W and T5, I had to use the $270 flywheel from Ford, the only one for my combo.

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n2oMike
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posted 07-17-2002 11:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for n2oMike   Click Here to Email n2oMike     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think you're pretty much stuck... The early 302 in your car has the same balance as the 351W in the above post.

Since you're using the later bellhousing, cable clutch, T5, etc... You're going to need a later model style flywheel with the 'early' 28oz balance.

Go ahead and spend the money to do it right. You'll end up with a nice, new billet steel flywheel that works.

Good Luck!

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Mike Burch
66 mustang real street
302 4-speed 289 heads
10.63 @ 129.3
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67coupe
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posted 07-19-2002 08:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67coupe   Click Here to Email 67coupe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
thanks guys ill probally end up doing that
oh and mike sorry bout not getting back to u work hasnt allowed me to get out to get a shipping cost yet

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Josh
67 coupe with 351c
94 Explorer
30 model A currently rustbucket
in process 67 convt with efi 5.0 and t5

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Jeff
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posted 07-20-2002 12:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jeff   Click Here to Email Jeff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here's the specific problem. You need a 28 oz-in flywheel, 157 tooth. This is the same as your original '68 flywheel. This flywheel mounts the long-style pressure plate and not the later diaphragm pressure plate used with the late bell housing and cable clutch. What to do? You could:

1. Buy a Ram Automotive conversion flywheel drilled for both long style and diaphragm (about $259).

2. Take your '68 flywheel to an automotive machine shop and have it drilled to accept the diaphragm pressure plate (about $60).

3. Take a late model flywheel, 50 oz-in imbalance to an automotive machine shop and have it rebalanced to 28 oz-in for your early 302 engine.

Any one of the above works.

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67coupe
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posted 07-20-2002 12:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67coupe   Click Here to Email 67coupe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
thanks jeff and everybody else the problem is that i dont have one at all was hoping there was one besides 200-300$ that would work o well i can get the 50 oz one so ill probally do that

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Josh
67 coupe with 351c
94 Explorer
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in process 67 convt with efi 5.0 and t5

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n2oMike
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posted 07-20-2002 03:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for n2oMike   Click Here to Email n2oMike     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Since your engine is a 68' model 302, you'll need a 28oz flywheel. The later model 5.0 unit won't work. (it's 50oz) The engine will be severely out of balance.

To use the later clutch and bellhousing, you'll need a later style flywheel, but with a 28oz balance.

I'm not sure the machine shop will be able to convert the 50oz unit to 28oz. They might be able to if they were doing a complete balance job, but with just the flywheel by itself..... you better call first.

Personally, I'd just fork out the $250 and know I had a good flywheel that wasn't going to come apart, and would be RIGHT.

Good Luck!

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Mike Burch
66 mustang real street
302 4-speed 289 heads
10.63 @ 129.3
http://www.geocities.com/carbedstangs/cmml_mburch.html
http://www.fortunecity.com/silverstone/healey/367
http://www.mustangworks.com/cgi-bin/moi-display.cgi?220

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capri man
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posted 07-21-2002 06:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for capri man   Click Here to Email capri man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
dont know if it will work or not but try this site. good luck
http://www.usaplaza.com/scripts/wcom_producttree.asp?StoreID=1078&ProductID=32196

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mike r
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Jeff
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posted 07-21-2002 10:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jeff   Click Here to Email Jeff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I can appreciate your problem. In looking for a flywheel, realize that by the time you have a used flywheel resurfaced and drilled or rebalanced you'll have a big part of the cost of a new one invested and it will still be a cast, non-SFI certified flywheel. If you're scrounging for one, try your local automotive machine shops, a lot of folks install SFI types and that leaves the old ones lying around.

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67coupe
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posted 07-21-2002 10:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67coupe   Click Here to Email 67coupe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
ive alredy talked to a machineshop locally that strickly does balancing engines mill equipment everyone around here seems to talk good bout him and he said to bring him a 28 oz flywheel of any kind and bring the 50 oz wheel and he can match them up for me for 50 and to surface it is only 20 arounf here i can get the late model wheel from my bud for 10 so 80 isnt so bad. the only reason for this post was to see if there was a stock wheel out therethat would work that i was missing

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Josh
67 coupe with 351c
94 Explorer
30 model A currently rustbucket
in process 67 convt with efi 5.0 and t5

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