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Red 202 Flywheel

G'day again folks,
So, I'm putting a Tremec T5 in my HZ ute (red 202) in a couple of weeks and I was thinking that, seeing as I'm replacing the clutch at the same time, it might be a good time to replace the flywheel. My question is, does anyone recommend a particular manufacturer or should I get a second hand one/the one on the engine already and get it re-machined? The current flywheel was on the last engine that was in the car (it had been flogged so I had to change it and the new engine was an auto, so we just used to flywheel off the old engine)and I don't really know much history about the old engine other than it was buggered. Any suggestions would be most welcome.
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if the ring gear looks good, surface is flat and no cracks - why not re-use it?

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Andrew

It looked okay when we did the engine swap and I haven't had any troubles with it so far, but I just figured that if I'm getting a new clutch and gearbox...it might be a good time to get a new flywheel. I'm not against using the old one again, just figured that if I'm already spending this much on new gear it couldn't hurt to spend a little bit more.

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if you want a bit quicker engine acceleration, get a blue motor flywheel, theyre about 3kg lighter - other bonus is it uses a larger diameter clutch - so get your flywheel before you order a clutch kit.

if you want any warranty with your clutch kit you will need to machine the flywheel. ensure whoever does the job mounts the flywheel off the hub (where it bolts to the crank) as i have seen some shops do it by mounting it on the clutch surface, skimming the rear face, turning it around and machining the clutch face. trouble is these things can and do warp, and they are not necessarily true to the hub once they have warped. worst i saw was freshly machined as explained above, but 20 thou warped in reference to the hub...

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I don't think I will go for a lightened flywheel as I don't really need the faster rev changes and I think that the standard rotating mass would be more beneficial to the way I want the car to run.
As for warranty of the new clutch...I hadn't even thought of that. That's a great tip. Also, the machining tips are much appreciated. Thanks!

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