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Chinesium flywheel....

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Re: Chinesium flywheel....

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I have a LUK china flywheel in behind my SBC, but I do have a scatter shield around it for safety reasons.
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dfarr67 wrote: Wed May 11, 2022 9:16 am
rebelyell wrote: Wed May 11, 2022 8:59 am Ran cheap china-made 153T light 16 lb cast iron Perfection aka Zoom sbc flywheels in restricted CT racecars ... 6800-7K ... many others did same. No issues.
IF I have a choice I prefer not to run china gear, ideal for me is NOS at a decent price.

And to be fair to you guys commenting- its a little bit more than just the parts- I dislike their political games and try not to support.
I agree with your preferences ... but, it's an everyday fact that I don't always get to realize my preferences. Jeez, if I were to absolutely adhere to my preference for no Red China, I'd be half-naked, shoeless and even my new car couldn't function.
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rebelyell wrote: Sat May 14, 2022 8:40 am
dfarr67 wrote: Wed May 11, 2022 9:16 am
rebelyell wrote: Wed May 11, 2022 8:59 am Ran cheap china-made 153T light 16 lb cast iron Perfection aka Zoom sbc flywheels in restricted CT racecars ... 6800-7K ... many others did same. No issues.
IF I have a choice I prefer not to run china gear, ideal for me is NOS at a decent price.

And to be fair to you guys commenting- its a little bit more than just the parts- I dislike their political games and try not to support.
I agree with your preferences ... but, it's an everyday fact that I don't always get to realize my preferences. Jeez, if I were to absolutely adhere to my preference for no Red China, I'd be half-naked, shoeless and even my new car couldn't function.
In other words- pathetic that North America cannot supply our needs.
Anyway- if I can plan maintenance, I can ferret out parts more to my liking.
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dfarr67 wrote: Sat May 14, 2022 12:04 pm ... I can ferret out parts more to my liking.
I've gone out of my way to try and get domestic quality for this latest engine. And by domestic, I'll say Made in the USA more specifically as I can't get pistons (I bought Wiseco) that are Made in Canada. If all goes to plan, it'll be a guaranteed USA manufactured cam and lifters from Jones Cams too. PAC springs as well. (Past builds have generally been COMP Cams but "word on the street" is that COMP's country of origin is now somewhat suspect since their sale a few years back.)

From RACE TECH:

COMP Cams, the manufacturer, distributor, and marketer of high-performance automotive aftermarket products specialising in camshaft and valvetrain related components has been acquired by private equity firm Industrial Opportunity Partners. COMP Cams joins a portfolio that includes Edelbrock. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
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skinny z wrote: Sat May 14, 2022 12:24 pm
dfarr67 wrote: Sat May 14, 2022 12:04 pm ... I can ferret out parts more to my liking.
I've gone out of my way to try and get domestic quality for this latest engine. And by domestic, I'll say Made in the USA more specifically as I can't get pistons (I bought Wiseco) that are Made in Canada. If all goes to plan, it'll be a guaranteed USA manufactured cam and lifters from Jones Cams too. PAC springs as well. (Past builds have generally been COMP Cams but "word on the street" is that COMP's country of origin is now somewhat suspect since their sale a few years back.)

From RACE TECH:

COMP Cams, the manufacturer, distributor, and marketer of high-performance automotive aftermarket products specialising in camshaft and valvetrain related components has been acquired by private equity firm Industrial Opportunity Partners. COMP Cams joins a portfolio that includes Edelbrock. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
For more than one reason- CC is the last company I would choose although they do have lots of fans. Where does Wiseco have their plant- wasn't aware anything was made here.
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dfarr67 wrote: Sat May 14, 2022 7:00 pm Where does Wiseco have their plant- wasn't aware anything was made here.
Sorry about that. I can see where it reads as though I implied that Wiseco is Canadian manufactured. It's a US based company. But when sourcing car parts, (can't include underwear or shoes in this) USA is my target source.
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