Here we go, more things through the molasses bath. The flywheel, pressure plate, and sandwich plate:
So clean you can even see the timing marks:
And yes, that’s a Morris 1300 flywheel, the heaviest ever fitted to an A-series, even heavier than a standard Verto unit. A 1275 engine isn’t the best balanced machine, and a heavy flywheel does a lot to smooth it out- this should give me the quiet idle I’m looking for. The car will have slower acceleration in lower gears, but that might be good- a bit like traction control. At the moment it’s far too easy to overcook it and just spin the wheels.