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Early 460 ZF5 flywheel?

What is the correct flywheel to run an early internal balance 460 with a ZF5 transmission? When I got the trans I got a almost new flywheel clutch and pressure plate that I'd use but the flywheel is for an external balance engine. Thanks.
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I don't know about the difference between manual and automatic flywheels, but the guys at Mr. Transmission made a flywheel for an external-balance 460 fit on my internal-balanced 460 and didn't think a thing of it until I hopped in to take the test drive and the thing tried to shake the sheetmetal off...
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I imagine they didn't "make it fit" very well then. Probably just bolted it in. Just curious if an FE flywheel will work with the ZF (using an FE starter I presume), an what clutch bits I'd have to use for that to work. Or if there are any off the shelf zero balance flywheels that would work with a ZF. Another option I suppose would be to have the weight ground off my imbalance flywheel and have it zero balanced.

Prefer off the shelf parts before I do that though. Also want to run the largest clutch reasonable (12"?) as the truck will be used for towing as well as get a beating in the mud.
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460 zf conversion

you can use a 390 flywheel on the internal balance 460 with a regular 460 zf starter, you will have to drill the bolt pattern in the flywheel for a 12" clutch, is your clutch for a solid flywheel or the dual mass flywheel? they are different, but both can be made to work, I have done many of these conversions and you would be best to have the newer flywheel 0 balanced, easier on the starter and the proper bolt pattern is already there, I have a couple in stock if you get stuck
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