My rule book was printed in 1997 so I need a new one
but after perusing the IMSA supermodified rules ( they have sidemounted BBC's) I have been thinking of not running a flywheel at all. A shaft connected to a clutch device on a transaxle will allow me to sit the engine further forward because I wont be in the plane of spinning flywheel. The IMSA rues call for a titanium or steel shaft,no alloy shafts.
Does that sound right?
. The later Corvettes have the flywheel mounted on the transaxle,as did Ferrari Daytonas too I think.
It's no big deal to make a new steel flywheel though,and i would probably only need a wheel to hold a ring gear to make engine starting easier.
The flywheels I saw explode were just factory items and one was in an altered dragster
.... it sent shrapnel into the crowd and some of that shrapnel was the rear of the block and parts of the pressed steel scatter shield.
i was discussing my engines with a neighbor and he has almost finished a project for a US customer with a canted over engine of the same type . He was fortunate enough to find a factory sump to do this but it looks like I may lay mine down flat because the sumps are gold plated. A dry sump would allow me to run this easily .
just a pic of a design competition entry by a US Airforce engineer ...
and nothing like i am thinking of.