When a flywheel lets go, it is pretty horriffic. In normal driving, it
won't happen unless there is a defect and you are winding it up a bit. If
used hard (ie. racing) the situation changes. If you can find any pics of
cars that had the flywheel blow apart, they are sobering to see.
1967 SRL311 00060
1967 SRL311 00076
>From: Gary McCormick <email@example.com>
>Reply-To: Gary McCormick <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>CC: "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: Re: What the?!?!?!
>Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2001 13:42:41 -0700
>Well, I stand corrected - I guess - I would never have figured the actual
>letting go. The clutch incidents I've seen or heard of (among back road
>drag racers ,
>back in my high school days) involved the clutch disc and/or pressure
>plate. I realize
>that there is a tremendous amount of stress on a flywheel, but that's why
>they're made of
>You learn something new every day...
>San Jose, CA
>R Haug wrote:
> > Gary McCormick wrote:
> > > When clutches let go it's the disc and/or pressure plate that
>"explode", not the
> > > flywheel.
> > >
> > > Gary McCormick
> > Gary,
> > I would have to disagree with you here, Usually the disc lets go
> > but I have seen cars literally cut in half from a flywheel explosion.
> > That is part of the reason for scatter shields in drag racing or the
> > transmission flack blankets.
> > Bob
> > Moscow