<VV> Need diagnostic help

Marc Sheridan sheridanma1966 at gmail.com
Sun May 10 15:41:33 EDT 2020

I've only owned lates, but it sure sounds like a flywheel to me. Get a
bolted one and while you are at it, replace the clutch, throw out bearing
and pilot bearing.

On Sun, May 10, 2020 at 3:21 PM Billsmileyiii via VirtualVairs <
virtualvairs at corvair.org> wrote:

> Question on a 63 Monza convertible, original owner, 103K miles. I was
> concerned some time back when there was a discussion about abad flywheel
> and starter motors. It raised my concern that our vehicle had a bad
> flywheel. Our vehicle would have an intermittent problem withstarting.
> Where it sounded like the starter was not engaging the flywheel.It might
> occur 2-3 times with turning the key but it always resolved andthe car
> would start. While idling in neutral (3 speed manual) it was
> noisy(rattling?). That noise would disappear when the clutch was
> engaged.Recently the car started up instantaneously. I left it running,
> when I gotback in to move it,  it stalled. When I tried to restart there
> was no indication of it cranking, just a "whaaaa" sound. I attached a super
> starter to exclude a battery problem, same result. Is this a flywheel
> failure a solenoid failure, bad starter motor?  Thoughts on the cause,
> diagnostic steps?  ThanksBill :)y                            When you are
> lucky enough to be at the beach...... you are lucky enough :)
> William H. Smiley III, DO, FACC, FAHA Emeritus Professor of Medicine,
> Division of CardiologyEmory University School of
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