Last week I went to my local "U-Pull-it" salvage yard and they had just received an 86 GT. This car looked like somthing had fallen through the windshield and that was the reason it was in the salvage yard. It had a 4-speed stick in it and I removed that and noticed that the clutch, pressure plate, and flywheel were brand new. The flywheel was a performance aluminum type. On the back of it was a sticker that had, "sfi SPEC 1.1 C063034," and under the sticker, electro penciled was SFI C63034 1.1 RAM. Does anyone know if this is a neutral balanced flywheel or an external one?
The reason I'm asking is that I need the neutral type for I have an 88 engine in mine. I got the axel shafts which were new along with other things.
For all of you out there, the engine in this car has not been run! If it has, it was only briefly. The block is super clear; the water pump is bright and shiney and no grit on the gasket material sticking out from under it. The timing chain cover is spotless. It has a new alternator (the pulley is spotless). It has a power pulley on the crankshaft. In the trunk was the box for an adjustable fuel pressure regulator. The rear main seal looked brand new. The intake manifolds and rocker covers are powder coated black and has an MSD coil. The engine cradle as well as the a-arms, and disk brake dust shields are powder coated black. I think, but am not sure, that this is a 3.4 block. There are places for the dip-stick on both sides of the block. An aluminum plug is in one of them. Someone put a lot of money in this car and then it was wrecked. The rear main clip is in good shape as well as the rear bumper.
I can go pull off the intakes and get the block numbers but I don't want to ruin the engine if someone wants to buy it. I'd hate to see all of this get crushed. Someone put some money in this engine, etc. The axel shaft rear hubs are new as well.
It's at the Bossier City U-Auto-Pull-It on 4300 Texas Street, in East Bossier City, LA. (318-746-4646)
Posts: 3877 From: Cincinnati, Ohio Registered: Jan 2003
Sounds like a fresh 3.4 to me. Don't strip it, buy the thing. It sounds like the owner did it right and probably has more work on the inside of the engine too, valve jobs, porting, etc. Snag that sucka'!
If its a 3.4, that will be a neutrally balance flywheel btw.
[This message has been edited by Rainman (edited 12-19-2007).]
Posts: 29541 From: Detroit, MI Registered: Jul 2002
The non-zero balanced flywheels are fairly obvious because they have a counterweight on the engine side of the flywheel and an alignment pin or some such in the crank bolt pattern that allows it to be installed only one way.
Dec 20th, 2007
Posts: 102 From: Kechi, KS, USA Registered: Aug 2001
I was able to confirm that the flywheel is for the neutral balanced crankshafts. This was a great deal. I paid $30 for a new Borg-Beck pressure plate, clutch disk, and this RAM flywheel. The Fiero Gods have finally smiled on me after owning one for 22 years. I got the rebuilt 4-speed trans. for $35.00. P.S.Sorry, but the flywheel won't be for sale. Thanks for all your inputs.
Posts: 12956 From: Russell, KS USA Registered: Apr 2002