No, the L series can not be used.
Les has already developed sources for aluminum flywheels. One of them is a long
time friend of Mac Tilton and not only has the original tooling to reproduce the
Tilton flywheels, he also has Mac's permission to reintroduce vintage Tilton
items for the Datsuns.
Brian Hollands wrote:
> I was persuing this a couple of months ago and actually called Tilton. They
> have changed their process for making the Flywheels - they no longer use a
> separate ring gear. The Roadster Flywheel pattern or whatever you call it
> was either lost or thrown out and they said they will not be making any
> more. That may change but that was straight from the horses mouth 2 months
> ago. If folks are interested I also talked to Malvern about making a run of
> them. They need to do at least ten and would run about $5000 for the run.
> If there's interest let me know but I abandoned the idea as I don't think
> there's 10 of us willing to shell out 5 bills right now and I don't have 5K
> to do a run and sell them piecemeal.
> Does anyone know if the L series units could be used? What's the L series
> crankshaft register diameter.
> Stock flywheel weighs 22lbs.
> Brian '69 2000
> -----Original Message-----
> The only "off-the-shelf" light flywheel that I've seen for the roadster is
> Tilton 11.5 lb aluminum one.
71 510 2.5 Trans Am vintage racer