In a message dated 3/27/05 6:25:37 PM, email@example.com
> BOB KRAMER <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Do any USA suppliers sell the fancy, lightweight billet steel
> flywheel/Tilton race clutch setups ?
Can't speak for Triumphs, but after four years of fighting it (clutch
slipping, engagement too quick for paddock and trailer loading, very thin
plate, linkage difficult to get positioned properly, etec. etc.), I pulled the
Tilton clutch and lightweight flywheel off my MGA and installed a standard
Moss-sourced MGB clutch. Made the decision when I asked a five-time SCCA
champion what he was running on his MGA. His thought is that if you get too
light on our less than precise engines--especially the three-main MGA engine,
take away some of the mass that helps keep the engine running smoothly --
which is, of course, why there is a flywheel there in the first place. Don't
how much of that translates across to Triumphs, but that is one decidely
non-vintage upgrade that may not be the best thing for an ancient
(that's an adjective, not a Ferguson fact, folks) engine.