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cyber104

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Economy Flywheel Lock
« on: May 18, 2018, 05:46:15 AM »
Took about 1/2 hour and works great............


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Re: Economy Flywheel Lock
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2018, 06:28:57 AM »
Thinking outside of the box, I like it.

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Re: Economy Flywheel Lock
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2018, 10:54:06 AM »
Me, having very little mechanical knowledge would like for you to elaborate a bit. I assume the piece with the teeth you have bolted to the block is cut from a larger something?
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cyber104

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Re: Economy Flywheel Lock
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2018, 11:04:37 AM »
Sure - sorry you are right - I should have provided some details!

Basically I took an old Auto-Trans flex plate and cut a piece out of it.  Then I flipped it upside down and meshed the teeth.  I then found 2 nice beefy holes in the head and drilled holes into the stamped steel of the flex plate so that I could mount the inverted piece of the flex plate to the head.

Here are some pictures...........

First I cut a section out of an old flexplate:


Then I carefully sat the inverted piece of the flexplate on the flywheel ring gear and marked where I would drill the holes so that I could bolt it onto the back of the head

Then I drilled my holes and confirmed that they were perfectly placed by making sure I could run both bolts in without any binding.

Then I welded some spacers (electric motor collars worked great) on the back so that when I bolted it on the teeth on the inverted flexplate would mesh nicely with the flywheel (of course they didn't HAVE to be welded but it made it easier to bolt to the block if I didn't have a bunch of loose pieces I had to line up):





And here is the final product:


Does that describe it OK?

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Re: Economy Flywheel Lock
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2018, 07:27:16 PM »
Beats a drunk buddy with a jack handle in all ways except entertainment value.  Nice!  Thanks.
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Re: Economy Flywheel Lock
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2018, 07:27:16 PM »

cyber104

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Re: Economy Flywheel Lock
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2018, 06:00:14 AM »
Use it after the drunk buddy entertainment LOL - "Hey drunk buddy - let's try this nifty gadget"

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Re: Economy Flywheel Lock
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2018, 08:23:18 AM »
What reason would someone need this??

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Re: Economy Flywheel Lock
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2018, 09:01:10 AM »
I see six reasons from the last picture.
Harmonic Balancer bolt would be seven...as the engine currently sits.
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Re: Economy Flywheel Lock
« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2018, 01:54:46 PM »
????

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Re: Economy Flywheel Lock
« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2018, 08:56:09 PM »
Tighten and get a good torque on the flywheel bolts and the harmonic balancer on the stand.


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Re: Economy Flywheel Lock
« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2018, 08:58:47 PM »
Its a really good idea.
I like.

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Re: Economy Flywheel Lock
« Reply #11 on: June 16, 2018, 06:01:51 AM »
That is really cool......luckily, I had my young bloke to hang onto the balancer bolt with a breaker bar, but I'll keep this idea in mind!
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Re: Economy Flywheel Lock
« Reply #11 on: June 16, 2018, 06:01:51 AM »
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