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LKNHTH Earle Wingate
Pittsfield, NH, USA   USA
After significant delay caused by a 150 mile move and the building of a house, I'm back to reinstalling a freshened 1275 into one of my '72's. Any magic to reinstalling the flywheel? Nice clean surface, just bolt her on and have at the clutch?

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The Williwacks of Maine

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'72 Midget (x3)

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rhodyspit75 Ernie Connor
Cumberland, RI, USA   USA
What you said plus you should have a lock tab under the bolts. You fold the tab up against a flat on the bolt after you torque it down. https://mossmotors.com/locktab-flywheel?assoc=47263

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kirks-auto Platinum Member Robert Kirk
Davenport, IA, USA   USA
In reply to # 3908607 by rhodyspit75 ....you should have a lock tab under the bolts.

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refisk Rick Fisk
Frankenmuth, MI, USA   USA
Loc-Tite on the bolts, 40 pounds of torque.

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jlpor John Parker
Portland, OR, USA   USA
Just did this and what they said. Locktite, lock tabs and torque wrench. Really good time to think about an oil seal kit.

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rhodyspit75 Ernie Connor
Cumberland, RI, USA   USA
In reply to # 3908650 by jlpor Just did this and what they said. Locktite, lock tabs and torque wrench. Really good time to think about an oil seal kit.

jp

Just out of curiosity why loctite and lock tab? Doesn’t the tab prevent the bolt from turning?

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refisk Rick Fisk
Frankenmuth, MI, USA   USA
I just use Loc-Tite, no lock tab.


In reply to # 3908722 by rhodyspit75
In reply to # 3908650 by jlpor Just did this and what they said. Locktite, lock tabs and torque wrench. Really good time to think about an oil seal kit.

jp

Just out of curiosity why loctite and lock tab? Doesn’t the tab prevent the bolt from turning?



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kirks-auto Platinum Member Robert Kirk
Davenport, IA, USA   USA
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Doesn’t the tab prevent the bolt from turning?
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It does and does well and best, IMHO. Locktite is simply redundancy.



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rhodyspit75 Ernie Connor
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jlpor John Parker
Portland, OR, USA   USA
If you are installing an oil seal kit, the locktite is more of a sealant to keep oil from passing through the bolts. In the past I have only used the tabs.

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mg-john Gold Member John Hewell
Walhalla, SC, USA   USA
I use Loctite and no locking tab. The locking tab is made of softer material than the flywheel (more on Aluminum flywheels in a minute) or the bolts. The tab material can "squish out" thus reducing it's thickness. The end result is the holding force of the bolts is lessened. The flywheel can then begin to wobble.

I use an aluminum flywheel on my race car. I Use ARP bolts with hardened washers to spread the load on the flywheel. No locking tab but generous blue Loctite. Not had a loose flywheel in 11 years of racing. Takes an impact wrench to remove.

John



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In reply to # 3908727 by refisk I just use Loc-Tite, no lock tab.


X2, lock tabs were a cruel joke that is long out dated.



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