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3/16/11 10:50pm - Original Message: 'Torque converters and flywheels...'
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Duncanville, TX - USA

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#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas

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Ever wondered what is happening inside the bellhousing on yer automatic trans car when ya nail it? Check it out. This is a pretty good vid of what happens, even on a stocker. This is a Powerglide trans, with a Scat flywheel and a Huges torque converter. The flywheel is waaay thicker than a stock one, so this is even more interesting. Most folks think this is the crankshaft moving, but it ain't...it's the flywheel bending/flexing. Eventually, the flywheel will crack. Another damaging effect of this is the thrust surface of the main thrust bearing in the engine gets worn, creating end play in the crank, which leads to even more problems.Angry
Anywho....just thought I would share this with me buds....Big smile

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3/17/11 10:35pm - Reply: 'Torque converters and flywheels...'
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Valley Springs, CA - USA

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1978,Metalic Money Green W/Gold emblems,TH350 w/gear splitter,black & grey interior.1978,two tone,Metalic Rootbeer & gold ,Doeskin interior,auto. trans. 1981, Silver w/mirrored T-Tops,4 spd, charcoal interior.

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 Very impressive. That explains a bit about the Falcon inline six I beefed up. It didn't take long to rip the center out of the flexplate Embarrassed

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3/17/11 11:28pm - Reply: 'Torque converters and flywheels...'
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Sykesville, MD - USA

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1979 Corvette Coupe Corvette Light Blue Midnight Blue interior Mirrored Glass T-tops

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Cool, Joel, I feel smarter already!
 
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