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Old 11-16-2008, 12:44   #1 (permalink)
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Flywheel, Steel or Cast Iron?

Getting to the point where I'm actually going to install the 460 in my 1978 Ford F-350. I need to make make a decision on a flywheel. Which would be better, steel or cast iron to go with the factory 4 speed? I will be using the truck to tow my 31 ft. fifth wheel so I need something for heavy towing.

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Old 11-19-2008, 12:36   #2 (permalink)
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Getting to the point where I'm actually going to install the 460 in my 1978 Ford F-350. I need to make make a decision on a flywheel. Which would be better, steel or cast iron to go with the factory 4 speed? I will be using the truck to tow my 31 ft. fifth wheel so I need something for heavy towing.

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Ron
Ron,

I see no reason why the OEM 460 flywheel wouldn't be up to the job you are asking of it. I have a 32-foot tag trailer myself and have zero issues towing with my 1985 F250 with OEM flywheel.

If you want to upgrade the flysheel, that's up to you and it couldn't hurt...but I don't think it's necessary.

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