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1949-1953 Flathead Steel Flywheel

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It's getting harder to find usable Flathead flywheels and clutch components. We offer you these new steel flywheels for later 1949-53 engines. Weighs 32 lbs.

Will accept 10", 10.5" and 11" Ford (Long-style) and 10.5" Borg & Beck Diaphram pressure plates. Use 7/16" Chevy flywheel bolts to mount to crankshaft. 

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Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 3 reviewers.
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Minot, ND, USA

Best way to go

May 04, 2014
After going through 2 old flywheels and not finding the right one I spent almost as much as I did for this nice new wheel. Everything matched up perfectly.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Tampa Bay, Florida, USA

ARP Flywheel Bolts

April 01, 2014
The flywheel is great, the pilot bearing for the t-5 conversion fit perfectly. The problem was with the recommended ARP bolts. The ARP 200-2802 bolts are too long. When torqued they hit the block.
  • nice piece fits fine
  • the recommended arp bolts are too long
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Brighton, Colorado

Center hole will not accomadate the pilo

August 14, 2013
I ordered this flywheel for a 1950 Mercury and when I received the flywheel I found that the center hole was too big for the pilot bearing and had to return the flywheel.
No, I would not recommend this product.
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Product Q&A

4 questions : 4 answers

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Is this a direct replacement for the existing flywheel with a 9 1/2 " clutch

Salt Lake City, UT, USA
April 25, 2014

Is this a direct replacement for the existing flywheel with a 9 1/2 " clutch


April 28, 2014
This is a replacement for the 49-53 Flathead Fords with the benefit of accepting 10, 10.5, and 11” clutch discs along with the Long Style or Borg and Beck pressure plates without having to drill the flywheel.
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how much does it weigh?

January 05, 2011

how much does it weigh?


January 06, 2011
Part # 91015629 steel Ford flat head flywheel weighs 27 1/2 pounds.
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how many teeth on the ring gear

June 30, 2011

how many teeth on the ring gear


July 06, 2011
These 1949-53 Ford Flathead V8 flywheels have 112 teeth on the ring gear.
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Will this flywheel work with Powermaster 9508 starter for the French flathead?

big deuce
May 17, 2015

Will this flywheel work with Powermaster 9508 starter for the French flathead?


May 19, 2015
The French flathead indicates you need to use the 59A flywheel such as the 91015627 for the 32-48.
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