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    Flywheel refurb

    I've got a rusty flywheel that I want to use for my rover v8.
    What is the way to do this?
    Is it a DIY proposition or do I need to get it skimmed?
    If I need it skimmed, what sort of places do that kind of work?

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    I've sanded them myself loads of times mate. Just don't go mad, only sand the rust off. Neil.
    need a job done on your project? i may be able to help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mygasser View Post
    I've sanded them myself loads of times mate. Just don't go mad, only sand the rust off. Neil.
    Thanks, that's what I hoped for.

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    These are good for removing rust without seriously removing metal.
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Abracs-11...QAAOSwxp9W7xOs

    As above, no need to get the flywheel re-faced unless it has serious scoring or very bad pitting.

    Re facing is best done with a ring or Blanchard grinder, as just skimming with a lathe tool can give hideous finish if the tool hits a hard spot in a cast iron flywheel. I had one ground a few months ago, cost about £20 IIRC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stueeee View Post
    These are good for removing rust without seriously removing metal.
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Abracs-11...QAAOSwxp9W7xOs

    As above, no need to get the flywheel re-faced unless it has serious scoring or very bad pitting.

    Re facing is best done with a ring or Blanchard grinder, as just skimming with a lathe tool can give hideous finish if the tool hits a hard spot in a cast iron flywheel. I had one ground a few months ago, cost about £20 IIRC.
    Great, I've got some of them.

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    submerg it in some white vinegar for a few days, it will remove the rust but leave the base metal alone

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    Just how bad is it ?

    Either way, skimming it should be a very easy operation for any machine shop if it needs a little cleaning up.

    Surface ground would be best, but almost everywhere just chucks it in a lathe.

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    would have it skimmed, cheap insurance against doing it twice

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    Can't believe this was six months ago!
    Anyway, there is definitely wear on the face of the flywheel, so I think a skim is in order.
    Looking for recommendations for somebody in the North East (Tyneside)
    I've had a couple of leads so far, but drawn a blank.

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    just skimming isn't always easy, I have done many and most you can do in a lathe but I had one recently , (it was an abused race flywheel) that had so many hard spots due to heat build up it could not be done on a lathe, grinding is the best option but depending on flywheel design not always cheap.

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