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RE: Air-cooled VW to 8" Motor adaptor plate Question

Roland,
I was the one that originally posed the question. The ring gear is cut into the flywheel, which apears to be forged. We'll have
to turn the teeth off so I was wondering if it would hurt to turn down another .125" off the OD. This would still leave enough
meat for the pressure plate bolts and prevent any rubbing of te flywheel on the adaptor plate..

To Paul's question back to me, all of the flywheels that Bart had are 200mm. Just one in particular didn't rub as much and we
were able to tap the adaptor plate enough with a rubber mallet before we tightened it to get all the flywheel to clear the plate.
It seems like maybe the holes inthe adaptor and/or the alighment bolts on the flywheel were a couple thou off. There was little
(not much but a little) play in the adaptor plate before we tightened it onto the motor. It clears now so we'll see if it stays
centered while its bouncing around unsupported off the back end.
Thanks
Mike,
Anchorage, Ak.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]]On
> Behalf Of Roland Wiench
> Sent: Friday, July 27, 2007 4:55 PM
> To: [email protected]
> Subject: Re: Air-cooled VW to 8" Motor adaptor plate Question
>
>
> Hello Paul,
>
> You do not need the ring gear. It will just press off. For spacing any
> flywheel, go to a transmission shop and pick up a flywheel shim that fits
> between the motor coupler and flywheel. You get these shims in any
> thickness.
>
> Yes, you can thin down the flywheel if its made of forge steel, not cast. I
> have my flywheel reduce from 1.5 inch to about 3/4 inch.
> Most of this material was at the edge of the flywheel which was step to hole
> the ring gear. The center of the flywheel was at about 3/4 inch anyway.
>
> Roland
>
 
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