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Flywheel Bolted or Riveted?
Posted by: Kamaka ()
Date: May 18, 2020 07:06PM

Anyone have experience with Clark's Bolted or Riveted flywheels?

Is one better than the other?

I have heard bad things about the solid ones and think I'll stay away from them.

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Re: Flywheel Bolted or Riveted?
Posted by: FL103Dave ()
Date: May 18, 2020 07:34PM

I bolted a few myself. It's not too difficult. I think Clarks even sells a kit.

I also have heard bad things about solid/welded.

Dave

Naples, Florida
1968 Monza Coupe 140 4 Speed, Quick Steer, HD Suspension, Tele Wheel - My Dad bought new in Jan 1968 - 265,000 miles
1974 Corvette - 350 Auto.
2016 Cadillac ATS-V
2003 Harley-Davidson Road King

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Re: Flywheel Bolted or Riveted?
Posted by: Frank DuVal ()
Date: May 18, 2020 07:56PM

Corventure Dave on here does the hot riveted ones for Clarks, IIRC.

Either should do fine. I have bolted my own, but then had to take them to be balanced. Also the obvious surfaces to check for run-out are not the right surfaces according to Dale.

Frank DuVal

Fredericksburg, VA

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Re: Flywheel Bolted or Riveted?
Posted by: junkman ()
Date: May 18, 2020 08:16PM

I have been using a Dale bolted one in my car for what seems like forever. It is as good today as it was on day one.

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Woodstock CT... Located on the Connecticut / Massachusetts border, approximately 6 miles from the center of Southbridge MA. About 45 minutes from Hartford CT. 1 1/2 hours West of Boston MA. Woodstock CT to Los Angeles CA 2,937.1 miles. 1 Mile as the crow flies to Big Bird's nest.

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Re: Flywheel Bolted or Riveted?
Posted by: vairmech ()
Date: May 19, 2020 04:50AM

There is a little more to bolting a flywheel than meets the eye. I have never used one of the hot riveted flywheels and I cannot comment on them.

I can comment on bolting. Clark's uses 1/4" bolts, most everyone else uses 5/16" bolts.
Unless your face is perfect it needs to be surfaced and then is the spring steel center flat? Is the face flat? I bet not! Then is your bolt circle round?

Flat flywheels present their own problems as you can't just put bolts in them and use them. You need to recess the area where the nut goes otherwise it will hit the pressure plate when you try to mount the PP.

Ken Hand
Handy Car Care
248 613 8586

Vairmech@aol.com

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Re: Flywheel Bolted or Riveted?
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: May 19, 2020 05:01AM

Save yourself a whole lot of grief and just order a Palmer hot riveted.

They are the absolute best flywheel on the market...everything to spec.

Because of all things mention above by Ken...don't do it yourself.

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Re: Flywheel Bolted or Riveted?
Posted by: Kamaka ()
Date: May 19, 2020 05:17AM

Ok where do I get a Palmer hot riveted flywheel?

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Re: Flywheel Bolted or Riveted?
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: May 19, 2020 05:48AM

California Corvair or Clark's...not sure about the other suppliers.

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Re: Flywheel Bolted or Riveted?
Posted by: Wagon Master ()
Date: May 19, 2020 06:22AM

Phil Dally Wrote:
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> California Corvair or Clark's...not sure about the other suppliers.


Is the hot riveted version something you have to call California Corvairs about? No website listing.

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Re: Flywheel Bolted or Riveted?
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: May 19, 2020 06:33AM

They sell out at times because they are such good quality.

When Jeff is out of stock he almost always has a restock date.

Big oval heater hose is currently out of stock coming in this week.

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Re: Flywheel Bolted or Riveted?
Posted by: junkman ()
Date: May 19, 2020 07:23AM

If a flywheel is rusted, is it good for a core? I must have at least 10 or more that were headed to the scrap yard later this month. Same for a bunch of pressure plates, rusted surfaces, but not deeply pitted.

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Re: Flywheel Bolted or Riveted?
Posted by: Frank DuVal ()
Date: May 19, 2020 09:39AM

Unless severely pitted, a quick trip through the cabinet blaster and then light turn on the mating surface when finished, why would it be scrap?

Now if pitted enough to be thinner...

Frank DuVal

Fredericksburg, VA

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Re: Flywheel Bolted or Riveted?
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: May 19, 2020 09:42AM

I would say give them to Palmer and let him decide.

If you drive 3K miles to Dave's house I'll buy you lunch.

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Re: Flywheel Bolted or Riveted?
Posted by: vairmech ()
Date: May 19, 2020 04:35PM

Kamaka Wrote:
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> Ok where do I get a Palmer hot riveted flywheel?
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So, If they are out I have my bolted and balanced flywheels.

Ken Hand
Handy Car Care
248 613 8586

Vairmech@aol.com

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Re: Flywheel Bolted or Riveted?
Posted by: corventure Dave ()
Date: May 20, 2020 08:01AM

Clarks, California Corvair's, Mikes Corvair Parts.
Or see me at the Palm Springs Fan Belt Toss.

Rusty cores hide a lot of pitting and require too much extra labor to clean up. Especially when the goal is to build a flywheel that appears NOS.
Would you leave a crankshaft or camshaft out to rust???? tongue sticking out smiley

Corventure Dave

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Re: Flywheel Bolted or Riveted?
Posted by: Frank DuVal ()
Date: May 20, 2020 08:45AM

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Dave
Would you leave a crankshaft or camshaft out to rust????

Here in the rusty east, yes, happens all the time! Not outside storage, just sitting around the shop.

Frank DuVal

Fredericksburg, VA

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