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Old 06-23-2005, 06:07:07 AM
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Default Need help finding flywheel.

Hello all, after seeing the upright modified twin Maytag for sale on E-Bay I have desided to make one for myself, I have one I purchased from an estate auction that is a horizontal and have had many coments about it and figured an upright would be a great addition. I have an engine with a bad mag I will use but cant figure out what to use for a flywheel. Can any of you give me a sugjestion as to what to use or maybe a supplier where I can purchase something suitable, I have read and heard this is not a very unusual thing to do but dont know where to find the parts I need. I am going to use the horizontal one I have for a pattern and copy the timer form it but dont know where the gentleman who built it got his flywheel. Thanks in advance David.
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I made my Maytag twin water conversions with valve handles from a local salvage (junk) yard The handles were off a pair of 6" mechanical gate valves, and weigh about 8# each. I used the original ignition cam and made a backing plate, with a set of GM 6 cylender points and condenser. One flywheel just bolted on where the original flywheel went - the taper was perfect inside the wheel! The other was bored out by a machinist friend, and a set screw was installed to anchor the wheel to the crankshaft. Ignitiion was by a dual spark coil for a Kohler twin engine. If you convert a twin into a single upright, you may have to drill the flywheels in order to balance the engine. If you leave it as a twin, the wheels do not need to be balanced. The maytag single is internally balanced, so the wheels can be put on as-is, except for shaft acceptance work.
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