My 1936 Flyer engine is in the middle of a rebuild and it turns out that my flywheel is well pas its best. It’s been dramatically reduced in diameter and no longer has sufficient mass to do the job that Alfred Angus designed it for!
So, I’m on the hunt for a useable (non butchered) flywheel suitable for a 1936 Flyer. Does anyone have on holding a door open or lying in a dusty corner that they would sell me so I can move a bit closer to getting my bike back on the road.
I have quite a few decent flywheels for you to choose one. They are of course so heavy that it would cost a fortune to post one to you. You could pay me a visit, or I could take some to Abbotsholme for you to pick one. Please note that they all show some signs of wear where the driving tongues on the glands have hammered them over many miles, and they will therefore need a blob of weld each side and the slots carefully filing back to the correct profile. My contact details are listed in Yowl.
Thanks for the offers but I managed to find a useable flywheel at the VMCC Founders Day rally. It is an early 4 hole one (mine is a 6 hole) but it should be OK. The problem with my old flywheel was that it had been very much reduced in diameter so much so that adding extra weight (relatively close to the flywheel axis) wouldn’t have been of much use (force x distance, angular momentum and all that kind of thing!)
I spotted the flywheel fairly early in my search which was a pleasant surprise but I wasn’t totally sure if it was a good one so I held of buying it and went for a stroll. I was the even more surprised to bump into Roger Moss himself so he was able to look at the flywheel and confirm that it would probably do the job.
(Thanks again Roger).
It will of course need new sprockets and maybe some other general renovation. Roger is going to weight up this flywheel too as I’m looking to have my engine set up for fairly gentle road use so flywheel mass is a good thing!
So, unless someone has an immaculate 6 hole flywheel I think I’m sorted. 😀