Ford Pinto Lightweight Steel Flywheel – 8 1/2″ Clutch Plate
Ford Pinto lightweight steel flywheel to suit Ford 8 1/2″ clutch plate. Machined from billet steel, our flywheels feature an integral ring gear. Much lighter than the original flywheel this flywheel is suitable for a standard or uprated Ford 8 1/2″ clutch.
By reducing the weight of the flywheel over the standard Pinto item to as little as a half, the resulting reduced inertia gives better acceleration, especially in the lower gears. In addition, the reduced weight at the flywheel edges allows quicker gear changes, and increased engine braking. Comes with integral starter ring (ring gear is machined into the flywheel).
Suitable for use with
RS2000 Type Bellhousing (cable clutch)
Sierra Direct Replacement Cable Clutch Bellhousing
Sierra Direct Replacement Hydraulic Clutch Bellhousing
Pinto or Cosworth to Borg Warner T5 Bellhousing *
Download a Fitting Guidance Notes document.
Specification and Application
|Component||Lightweight Billet Steel Flywheel|
|Type||Dynamically balanced with integral ring gear and to suit standard or uprated Ford 8 1/2″ 23 spline clutch|
|Benefits||Reduces the weight of the standard Pinto cast iron flywheel|
|Number of Teeth||135|
|Engines||Ford Pinto 1.6, 2.0 and other variants|
|Clutches||Recommended 8 1/2″ Clutch Cover and Friction Disc for fast road up to 150bhp|
AP Racing clutch cover CP2511-1 and AP Racing Heavy Duty Clutch Plate CP5352-5 for power greater than 150bhp or competition use.
Rally/Race – MkI/II Escort, Sierra, Lotus Cortina
* Not suitable for Cosworth crankshaft
Would have got 5 stars but has light grinding 'touch' marks on clutch face that wont interfere with function.