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Flywheel Dowel Pins Question


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The flywheel on the right has no pins or holes, but the one on the left does. Is it normal to not have pins and is it safe to use, or will the clutch and stuff not be centered correctly? It's a 228mm flywheel.post-41737-1389198360439_thumb.jpg

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If it was me, I'd want the pins.  Never saw one without.  That's really odd.


The clutch cover fits tightly on the pins, and that's what centers it.  The 

bolts are a relatively loose fit, and just do the clamping part.  

Without the pins, the cover will be slightly off- center, and that's a LOT

of mass to not have concentric to the flywheel.


I'd either get a different wheel, or add the pins.



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The old type flywheel for 3-finger clutch didn't have dowels but it had different bolt spacing. I'm remembering that it had special bolts with some shoulder for better centering.  Maybe this is some intermediate solution for modern clutch...?



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Yes as far as I know it is (i could be wrong though) but the PO had swapped some things out and had done a few questionable 'upgrades' to the vehicle in various spots. (battery in trunk and shorter diff were good ones. push button ignition that would start with no key, lots of weird wiring to nothing, a toggle switch under one of the headlights on outside of car with nothing connected to it, etc., were some of the weird ones) I actually have no idea what kind of car it actually came out of. I know it was working fine in the car but when i unbolted it from the engine i noticed there wasnt even a step on it, it was completely flat. Not sure if that helps at all. According to vin, my car is a 69 1600. I picked up the car at an auction a few years ago and wasn't able to ask anything about it unfortunately.

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