[T2] Flywheel: Is There Some Trick?

Roger Lemberg phroggie at ieee.org
Wed Dec 10 17:34:12 MST 2014

Yes this is the flywheel that came loose.

I was indeed trying this without the dowels. (And without the crankshaft seal and the o-ring.) It’s the ring on the back that won’t fit over the shaft. I first wanted to be sure I removed the wrinkles around the damaged holes before I progressed.

By “may need to be cleaned up” do you mean “carefully grind and pray?”

Any suggestions how to get it on square? That thing is tight.


Phroggie and Phrogbus
(’70 Sportsmobile Conversion)

> On Dec 10, 2014, at 6:24 AM, david raistrick <keen at icantclick.org> wrote:
> try removing the dowel pins to see if it will go on without them.
> also, make sure the flywheel is going on square to the crank.
> is this the one that the flywheel came loose on?    it's possible the
> second set of dowel holes dont line up with the flywheel, (removing
> them would indicate that - if the flywheel goes on, look through the
> holes in the flywheel to try to get them lined up with the holes on
> the crank...)
> also possible that there's some damage around the flywheel - crank
> interface that may need to be cleaned up (if you're still having
> trouble after removing the dowels)
> On Wed, Dec 10, 2014 at 8:39 AM, Roger Lemberg <phroggie at ieee.org> wrote:
>> As I understand it, to install a flywheel on a 70, I need to put it on, measure end play, take it off, install shims, measure again and possibly remove it and the previous steps until it's correct. Then it needs to be removed again so the seal can be installed and then finally installed and the gland nut torqued.
>> Meanwhile, neither my old or new flywheel seem to fit on to the crankshaft. I've tried using the gland nut to force it on but it won't go.
>> Am I missing something? Is there some trick? Shouldn't it just slip on?
>> Peace,
>> Phroggie and Phrogbus
>> (70 Sportsmobile conversion)
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