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quick and simple flywheel questions
Posted 16 April 2004 - 12:00 PM
1. Will an ea81 manual trans flywheel bolt right to the metal plate the at torque converter bolted to?
2. Will it fit in the AT bell housing? (pretty sure it will from reading other threads)
3. Will the same starter work on the torque converter or flywheel?
4. Will any year ea81 manual transmission flywheel bolt to my ea81? (also pretty sure it will from reading other threads)
Posted 16 April 2004 - 12:35 PM
yes to all.
there are 2 different flywheels. the 80-82 style (and some 83+) uses a 200mm clutch, and the later ones used a 225mm clutch. the earlier style would be heavier I'm assuming becuase there is more metal still intact...
not sure if that makes any difference for your application though.....
Posted 16 April 2004 - 12:58 PM
Posted 16 April 2004 - 01:00 PM
I've been calling around for the last hour or so, and I found one place that has an 86 (i think) for $50, and another that has a 1980 flywheel for $35. $35 still seems steep to me for nothing but a 24 year old flywheel, but I guess thats what i'll get unless someone has a better suggestion.
Posted 16 April 2004 - 01:02 PM
Posted 16 April 2004 - 01:14 PM
Posted 16 April 2004 - 01:56 PM
I build and race hovercraft. I'm converting my craft from 2 extremely moody 2-strokes to a (hopefully) not moody and very reliable soob. Attached pic is the craft I'm going to try the soob on.
Posted 16 April 2004 - 02:02 PM
Posted 16 April 2004 - 02:09 PM
It's the website of another hovercraft guy I know. That craft is much bigger than mine, but it works pretty much the same way. The soobs are used on the bigger craft all the time, I'm just going to be the first (as far as I know) to race one. Or for that matter, to even put one on a craft as small as mine (13 ft).
Posted 16 April 2004 - 02:18 PM
Posted 16 April 2004 - 02:28 PM
Last time I went the JY and got a flywheel, it was $20 for the flywheel and all the clutch parts....
HMMM, that's kinda what I thought... maybe I'll call around some more.
Posted 20 April 2004 - 01:01 PM
Went to a salvage yard this weekend and spoke to a very friendly (using EXTREME sarcasm here) employee who sold me a, supposedly, 1980 ea81 flywheel. Got it home, cleaned the half inch of solidified grease off of it, the tried to bolt it up. It wouldn't fit! The holes are in the same arc locations (in degrees around a circle) but are farther out from the center on my motor. When the flywheel was on the crank, the outside edges of the holes on the flywheel were lined up about at the center of the holes on the motor.
Afters looking around, I came to the conclusion that the grouchy moron gave me a 1.6L flywheel because there was "71" stamped on the cast (motor) side of the flywheel. I assumed this meant EA-71. However, when I took it back today to get the right one, the guy gave me all kinds of crap and insisted that it was the right one because he had another one exactly like it "in back". I anticipated him being an rump roast after my first encounter, so I brought the washer plate that goes over the AT flex plate to prove that the holes were wrong. He took it, came back a few minutes later, and said the other flywheel he had was exactly like the one he gave me, then accused me of not knowing what I needed. After insisting I get my money back, he reluctantly agreed, I left.
Here is my question: I'm not the moron in this story, right? An EA-81 manual transmission flywheel WILL FOR SURE bolt up to a crank on an EA-81 motor that originally had an automatic with a torque converter, right? I'm going to have to mail order one from someplace, and since I know shipping will cost a fortune, I want to make sure I'm getting the right thing.
Posted 20 April 2004 - 01:03 PM
Posted 20 April 2004 - 07:55 PM
Posted 20 April 2004 - 08:53 PM
Oh well, at least I'll have what I need, and it ended up being the same price I paid the local @$$holes minus sales tax. So actually, almost $2.50 cheaper.
Anyway, if anyone ever needs to know, and assuming that was indeed an EA-71 flywheel, which I'm pretty sure it was, the diameter of the bolt hole pattern from the center of the crank is about 1/4" smaller than on the EA-81.
Thanks again for everyone's help.
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