[Healeys] Flywheels

i erbs eyera3000 at gmail.com
Wed Sep 8 09:09:01 MDT 2021

I had a lightened flywheel on my bn4 ,but gave it up to put a bj8 clutch in
it. I do notice a difference, but my left knee is happier with the late
model clutch cover.

Ira Erbs
1959 AH 100-6
1967 MGB
Milwaukie, OR

On Wed, Sep 8, 2021, 5:07 AM Gary Anderson <garyandersonmm at gmail.com> wrote:

> Rather than tagging onto an already very long thread, I thought I'd throw
> in my 2 cents on a new email.
> I'm with Earl on this one. When Mike Meindorfer rebuilt my engine during
> my restoration of my BN7 (where IS Mike these days?) in 1991, he used a
> lightened flywheel from Bill Bolton. The most notable difference for me was
> the responsiveness of the car when I was driving. There wasn't as much
> inertia to overcome as the car went from idle to 3000 rpm, and much less
> apparent lag when shifting gears. I wasn't interested in acceleration per
> se -- Drag racing is not something you're ever going to do with a Healey --
> but rather the satisfying feeling of a car that was a pleasure to drive
> away from a stop and up through the gears. Incidentally, I haven't done so
> much as adjust the carburetor since the engine was rebuilt. Can you believe
> it? 30 years ago. That whole period was so long ago and remembered only
> with the Healey still in the garage and driven on Saturdays in southern
> Oregon, and a dozen or so Healey meet plaques on my office wall.
> All the best, everyone.
> May the smoke clear, may the rains stop, and may the fires be contained.
> Gary
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