Is this flywheel usuable?

Mar 11, 2019
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Hello, I stupidly hit my flywheel with a hammer putting in the dowel pins. Should I have this resurfaced or just use it? Just in a rush to get the car back together.
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RaggedGT

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The correct Answer is-Yes...You should have it resurfaced.
The Me personally what I would do answer is-I’d smooth the edges of the hit spot down with emery cloth and install it.. :shrug:
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wmburns

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If I were in your same shoes I would rely upon the opinion of my local machinist. It often helpful to have a good relationship with a trusted machinist.

I would also be researching possible replacement sources. For example car-part.com.
 
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Neuron

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The correct Answer is-Yes...You should have it resurfaced.
The Me personally what I would do answer is-I’d smooth the edges of the hit spot down with emery cloth and install it.. :shrug:
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I had a similar occurence years ago and did just that, no problems for the 30k'ish I put on it until I sold it. I probably wouldn't feel comfortable doing so if it was a highly modified engine. I don't think it would affect the balance, spawn major cracks(if smoothed well) or tear up the the friction surface, but alas it is only an opinion based on my limited experience.
 
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The correct Answer is-Yes...You should have it resurfaced.
The Me personally what I would do answer is-I’d smooth the edges of the hit spot down with emery cloth and install it.. :shrug:
oh and Welcone to Stangnet
:SN:
Same opinion here. Smooth and run. And keep that waffle head hammer away from car parts! :D
 

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