12 v flywheel on a 40 horse?

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12 v flywheel on a 40 horse?

Post by buggin70 on Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:57 pm

i have asked a few people but im not sure and they didnt seem sure?

can you do this?

i know you have to clearance the tranny
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Re: 12 v flywheel on a 40 horse?

Post by MRJEL on Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:35 am

Starter and clutch as well.

Do a forum search on SAMBA. I'm sure someone there has done that.

Why not just use a 6v flywheel?

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Re: 12 v flywheel on a 40 horse?

Post by type4revolution on Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:54 am

You can do it use a high torque AUTOMATIC starter from a late 70s bug or square you can pick these up at advance good luck/ don't forget your oring
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Re: 12 v flywheel on a 40 horse?

Post by ggaagg57 on Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:26 am

you can run a 65 bus flywheel 200mm clutch and run your 6v starter on a 12v system if you dont crank on it for ever it will work good we use to use them on rails
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Re: 12 v flywheel on a 40 horse?

Post by type4revolution on Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:48 am

personally I would sell the 40 to a rail buggy guy and replace it with a 1600 like this
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Re: 12 v flywheel on a 40 horse?

Post by mike hardigree on Tue Jun 11, 2013 9:35 pm

if you do i think you also have to change the starter bushing in the trans.
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Re: 12 v flywheel on a 40 horse?

Post by pwmcguire on Wed Jun 12, 2013 5:54 am

mike hardigree wrote:if you do i think you also have to change the starter bushing in the trans.
That's why type4revolution suggested you use a starter for a semi auto trans they do not use the bushing
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Re: 12 v flywheel on a 40 horse?

Post by 39coupe on Wed Jun 12, 2013 10:04 am

I have done both, used the 12V flywheel with 12V starter on my 40 in my 65. Right now I'm using a 6V flywheel with 6V starter on the 40HP with a 12V system and it cranks up a lot better. But as mentioned you don't want to crank on it for a long time. If you have a 65 or older trans you will need to clearance it for the 12V flywheel.
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Re: 12 v flywheel on a 40 horse?

Post by Grifspop on Wed Jun 12, 2013 2:45 pm

We had a '66 Beetle that had been converted to 12 volts- still had the 6 volt starter- tap the key and it starts!!! Like Eric said, you don't want to crank it for a long time and burn it up
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Re: 12 v flywheel on a 40 horse?

Post by pwmcguire on Wed Jun 12, 2013 7:16 pm

My 66 is converted to 12 volts. I use a 6 volt starter with a 12 volt solenoid and a 6 volt flywheel
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