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by BigAl51
Sat Mar 27, 2021 9:38 am
Forum: Diesel - Performance Mods & Upgrades
Topic: Anyone with experience using a 4ze1 flywheel on 4fb1?
Replies: 21
Views: 1569

Re: Anyone with experience using a 4ze1 flywheel on 4fb1?

Just a quick update. I haven't stopped on the project, just had to back up and regroup. The engine and tranny are in, but the slave cylinder boss on the bellhousing and the differential are wanting to occupy the same space at the same time. My buddies and I have come up with a plan to get a little m...
by BigAl51
Fri Mar 05, 2021 1:18 pm
Forum: Diesel - Performance Mods & Upgrades
Topic: Anyone with experience using a 4ze1 flywheel on 4fb1?
Replies: 21
Views: 1569

Re: Anyone with experience using a 4ze1 flywheel on 4fb1?

No problem. I almost grabbed the flex plate, counter weight, and toque converter to do a three-way comparison. I did notice that the major difference is where the bell is. Since the extra mass is on the outside of the flywheel, it helps with the rotational momentum. I never have nor will I ever clai...
by BigAl51
Wed Mar 03, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: Diesel - Performance Mods & Upgrades
Topic: Anyone with experience using a 4ze1 flywheel on 4fb1?
Replies: 21
Views: 1569

Re: Anyone with experience using a 4ze1 flywheel on 4fb1?

Got the motor mounts and tranny mount cut out and did a first run of stabbing this contraption into the sammi. I am gonna need a bigger shoe horn... 20210228_100934.jpg 20210228_100944.jpg The tunnel has a lot of rot, so it is going to be a custom. The shifter is too far back in the photo. The oil p...
by BigAl51
Sat Feb 27, 2021 2:49 pm
Forum: Diesel - Performance Mods & Upgrades
Topic: Anyone with experience using a 4ze1 flywheel on 4fb1?
Replies: 21
Views: 1569

Re: Anyone with experience using a 4ze1 flywheel on 4fb1?

Well...it works for starting and running the engine at least. :D :D :D Apologies for not getting any video of it starting, but I got excited like Dr. Frankenstein when his monster started moving. I went out to the shop today to do some work on the sammi, but I got side tracked putting in the new glo...
by BigAl51
Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:54 pm
Forum: Diesel - Performance Mods & Upgrades
Topic: Converting a 1984 c223 2 wd to 4 wd
Replies: 9
Views: 1726

Re: Converting a 1984 c223 2 wd to 4 wd

Now I want one of those... :cry:
by BigAl51
Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: Diesel - Performance Mods & Upgrades
Topic: Anyone with experience using a 4ze1 flywheel on 4fb1?
Replies: 21
Views: 1569

Re: Anyone with experience using a 4ze1 flywheel on 4fb1?

For anyone that is interested, the discussion on difference in weight had me thinking. I went out and grabbed the 4fb1 flywheel, clutch, and pressure plate and the old 4ze1 set up. Using my bathroom scale, the 4ze1 set up came in at 32.4 pounds , while the 4fb1 came in at 38.8 pounds . I can see som...
by BigAl51
Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:51 am
Forum: Diesel - Performance Mods & Upgrades
Topic: Anyone with experience using a 4ze1 flywheel on 4fb1?
Replies: 21
Views: 1569

Re: Anyone with experience using a 4ze1 flywheel on 4fb1?

I was worried about the change in weight at first, but I did have it running before I went too far into this. I wanted to make sure the engine would run before putting a lot of money and effort to get installed just to have to pull it out and start over. Since I had to change the timing belt, I prel...
by BigAl51
Tue Feb 09, 2021 11:24 am
Forum: Diesel - Performance Mods & Upgrades
Topic: Anyone with experience using a 4ze1 flywheel on 4fb1?
Replies: 21
Views: 1569

Re: Anyone with experience using a 4ze1 flywheel on 4fb1?

Here is a quick vid of the 4fb1 cranking with the 4ze1 flywheel. You may notice that there is a pair of vise grips helping to hold the starter on the bellhousing. At some point, I must have stripped the threads so there is another work-around that I have to do. The vid is only 5 seconds, so be ready...
by BigAl51
Mon Feb 08, 2021 12:17 pm
Forum: Diesel - Performance Mods & Upgrades
Topic: Anyone with experience using a 4ze1 flywheel on 4fb1?
Replies: 21
Views: 1569

Re: Anyone with experience using a 4ze1 flywheel on 4fb1?

On a side note - if you have the 8-hole crank, you shouldn't need any flywheel modifications to make it work. Should just bolt and go.

Al
by BigAl51
Mon Feb 08, 2021 12:14 pm
Forum: Diesel - Performance Mods & Upgrades
Topic: Anyone with experience using a 4ze1 flywheel on 4fb1?
Replies: 21
Views: 1569

Re: Anyone with experience using a 4ze1 flywheel on 4fb1?

Thanks for the heads up Jack, and I will give it a shot as soon as I get a chance.

Al
by BigAl51
Mon Feb 08, 2021 7:28 am
Forum: Diesel - Performance Mods & Upgrades
Topic: Anyone with experience using a 4ze1 flywheel on 4fb1?
Replies: 21
Views: 1569

Re: Anyone with experience using a 4ze1 flywheel on 4fb1?

Alright... here is an update for anyone interested. I was able to get the bolt pattern modified (6 on 60 degrees instead of 8 on 45). They share the same bolt center spacing and center hole diameter, so that is a plus. I did a quick bolt on to see how it fit (which it did thank the lord). After the ...
by BigAl51
Mon Feb 01, 2021 5:49 am
Forum: Diesel - Performance Mods & Upgrades
Topic: Anyone with experience using a 4ze1 flywheel on 4fb1?
Replies: 21
Views: 1569

Re: Anyone with experience using a 4ze1 flywheel on 4fb1?

Thanks for the input diesel07. It is greatly appreciated. At least I know I am on the right track. The stand-off from the backing plate to the ring gear was pretty close to the 1.8l flywheel (tape measure and no glasses - but should be within a 1/32"). If O'Reilly's website is correct, the 1.8l...
by BigAl51
Wed Jan 27, 2021 4:42 pm
Forum: Diesel - Performance Mods & Upgrades
Topic: Anyone with experience using a 4ze1 flywheel on 4fb1?
Replies: 21
Views: 1569

Re: Anyone with experience using a 4ze1 flywheel on 4fb1?

Sorry Mike, Just getting back to this. I emailed Jerry, and he said it should work. I have an old 2.6 flywheel, but it has some serious heat cracks from the PO. I just picked up a new flywheel today, and I am going to an automotive machine shop to see what they would charge. Local shop in my town sa...
by BigAl51
Sat Jan 23, 2021 9:11 am
Forum: Diesel - Performance Mods & Upgrades
Topic: Anyone with experience using a 4ze1 flywheel on 4fb1?
Replies: 21
Views: 1569

Re: Anyone with experience using a 4ze1 flywheel on 4fb1?

Thank you for the reply. You are the first person to give any input, and it is much appreciated. I will definitely try to get in touch with Jerry.

Thanks again,

Al
by BigAl51
Thu Jan 21, 2021 5:50 am
Forum: Diesel - Performance Mods & Upgrades
Topic: Anyone with experience using a 4ze1 flywheel on 4fb1?
Replies: 21
Views: 1569

Anyone with experience using a 4ze1 flywheel on 4fb1?

At the risk of dropping a turd in a punch bowl, has anyone tried using a 2.6l flywheel on a 1.8l diesel to get a larger clutch surface? I am trying get my project back in action, but I am having bolt pattern issues with the flywheel I have. I have an 8-bolt flywheel, but I need a 6-bolt flywheel. Wh...