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Chad's Build Thread; Just like energizer bunny...it just keeps going and going and going!!!!
Topic Started: Oct 20 2009, 11:59 PM (11,977 Views)
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Col. Potter

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Dec 31 2009, 12:40 PM
So what makes more power? low comp + high advance or high comp + low advance...
With a trubo the lower compression will make more power since thats what Chad is gonna be going for.

but N.A engines you get more power with Higher Compressio.

if i remember right :-/ been in the body shop too long :stoner your mind starts to go after breatheing in all that fiberglass, bondo, primer, paint, clear, ect.
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chads4dr


yeah but actually ill be higher compression, the factory turbo 3cyl was like 8.3:1, a stock metro is 9.5:1, and I'll running around 10:1 :D so im kinda limited in the boost dept, I can run low amounts with no probs though
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!!!!!!!!!!!!! UPDATE WITH PICURES !!!!!!!!!!!!

I recieved the first batch of many shipments of parts, since I know we all love to see pictures I snapped a few of the new parts!

Felpro Head Gasket

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Uhh Ohh, not the updated version? How do I enlarge the hole? :D

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Oxygen Sensor

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Oil Pressure Switch

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Motor Mounts

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1.3 Cylinder Flywheel from Ebay "I need to sand" But it is much lighter than the G10 flywheel and it was only $30!

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I guess this piece....

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Goes here, there weren't any instructions lol

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New Sachs Clutch Kit! "For 1.3 4cyl gt"

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Edited by chads4dr, Jan 3 2010, 04:17 AM.
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Yeah that 1.3 flywheel is MUUUCCCHH lighter!!!! I cant wait to see how she revs without having to spin up that extra weight on the crank! I wonder if that affects how high it can rev, or just the spin up time. 8000 revs here we come!!, JOKING OF COURSE!!! 7grand should be doable now, i did it when it was stock :D
Edited by chads4dr, Feb 9 2010, 10:39 AM.
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Can't say about the flywheel. :dunno

:popcorn Thanks for the pics.... I'm jealous. :drool
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yah, nice photo parade :popcorn almost like christmas all over again :)
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What a nice way to start the new year!!! The lighter flywheel will help your engine spin to higher rpms faster but you will lose some torque (less weight=less momentum at lower rpms). I had an oil fart a few weeks ago, i posted in a thread so that got me worried about my compression. I might be doing a rebuild sometime too so this thread will help, thanks.
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Jan 3 2010, 02:33 AM
What a nice way to start the new year!!! The lighter flywheel will help your engine spin to higher rpms faster but you will lose some torque (less weight=less momentum at lower rpms). I had an oil fart a few weeks ago, i posted in a thread so that got me worried about my compression. I might be doing a rebuild sometime too so this thread will help, thanks.
Thanks, Glad to help you back! You helped alot with your spring cutting guide and when you did your 365/222 cam install, its what prompted me to do both things to this car!
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Saying that you lose torque may not be 100% true, but i'm not going to question it.

You may want to tone down the number of pictures (just saying) you really only need 1 or 2 of a motor mount.

I don't know about a lighter flywheel revving higher, or being better for a DD, but if you want to install it go ahead. I will say this, keep your old one.
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chads4dr


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Jan 3 2010, 04:11 AM
Saying that you lose torque may not be 100% true, but i'm not going to question it.

You may want to tone down the number of pictures (just saying) you really only need 1 or 2 of a motor mount.

I don't know about a lighter flywheel revving higher, or being better for a DD, but if you want to install it go ahead. I will say this, keep your old one.
Yeah, too many of the motor mounts, I'll cut it down to two. :type
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Dallas


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Jan 3 2010, 04:11 AM
Saying that you lose torque may not be 100% true, but i'm not going to question it.

You may want to tone down the number of pictures (just saying) you really only need 1 or 2 of a motor mount.

I don't know about a lighter flywheel revving higher, or being better for a DD, but if you want to install it go ahead. I will say this, keep your old one.
its perfectly fine for a DD. I had mine lightened too. it will drive a little different at first, but for such a low power engine it was meant to have the higher stored energy. it wont hurt a thing, infact, you will like it
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Jan 3 2010, 06:10 AM
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Jan 3 2010, 04:11 AM
Saying that you lose torque may not be 100% true, but i'm not going to question it.

You may want to tone down the number of pictures (just saying) you really only need 1 or 2 of a motor mount.

I don't know about a lighter flywheel revving higher, or being better for a DD, but if you want to install it go ahead. I will say this, keep your old one.
its perfectly fine for a DD. I had mine lightened too. it will drive a little different at first, but for such a low power engine it was meant to have the higher stored energy. it wont hurt a thing, infact, you will like it
What are you saying? You said it had a higher stored energy, but then you said it was lighter. Which one is it?
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Jan 3 2010, 01:28 PM
Dallas
Jan 3 2010, 06:10 AM
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Jan 3 2010, 04:11 AM
Saying that you lose torque may not be 100% true, but i'm not going to question it.

You may want to tone down the number of pictures (just saying) you really only need 1 or 2 of a motor mount.

I don't know about a lighter flywheel revving higher, or being better for a DD, but if you want to install it go ahead. I will say this, keep your old one.
its perfectly fine for a DD. I had mine lightened too. it will drive a little different at first, but for such a low power engine it was meant to have the higher stored energy. it wont hurt a thing, infact, you will like it
What are you saying? You said it had a higher stored energy, but then you said it was lighter. Which one is it?
hm yeah, my wording was a little off sorry. what I meant was that a stock 3cyl was designed to have more mass due to its lower power, but the fact hes going with a lighter one wont actually hurt. plus more room for a bigger clutch simply means this is the "upgraded" flywheel mod for the 3banger. factory turbo ones use that flywheel too
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Back a few years ago, everyone played with light flywheels and harmonic balancers. Light flywheels lets the engine "snap up or rev up very quickly. The down side is that when you engage the clutch the lack of mass(weight) causes the engine to drop in rpms more than with a heavy flywheel. So its a trade off, if you can launch with a light wheel you are good to go. But if you want to pull wheel stands and long burnouts(kinda tuff in a Geo) it is easier with a heavy flywheel. Over looked is the harmonic balancer. i had some very good results with a big block chevy playing with balancers. Geos are light, The lighter wheel should work just fine. :banana :banana :banana
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yeah its not like I bought a lightened aluminum flywheel, its still got some weight, and like dallas said they installed this flywheel from the factory onto the 3cyl turbo cars, also thats another thing, if I decide to turbo, Im going to need a bigger clutch....z34 5speed had a factory clutch and he was using clutch disks like they were going out of style with that monster lol :D It will be just fine!
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