eyera3000 at gmail.com
Wed Sep 8 11:17:58 MDT 2021
I had my entire driveline balanced too, buy a guy who built mopar
dragsters. Matched conrods and pistons, trued crankshaft and a spinning bits
1959 AH 100-6
On Wed, Sep 8, 2021, 10:16 AM <gradea1 at charter.net> wrote:
> All the talk about lightening, and not a word about balancing. I'm all for
> a balanced engine and drivetrain. Hank
> From: "David Nock BCS via Healeys"
> To: "i erbs", "Gary Anderson"
> Cc: "Ahealey help"
> Sent: Wednesday September 8 2021 8:18:32AM
> Subject: Re: [Healeys] Flywheels
> We have been installing a NEW 15 lb flywheel for probably 25 plus years
> and never had a problem. Especially on the 100/4 motors they notice the
> biggest improvement.
> David Nock
> British Car Specialists
> *From:* i erbs
> *Sent:* Wednesday, September 08, 2021 8:09 AM
> *To:* Gary Anderson
> *Cc:* Ahealey help
> *Subject:* Re: [Healeys] Flywheels
> 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>
>> 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.
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