Re: more rotating mass= more torque, right?
Torque is the amount of "twist" applied to the tranny, bolt,
It has nothing to do with mass.
Take for example a torque wrench.
Pull 50 lbs on it at 1 foot = 50 ft/lbs.
Pull 25 lbs on it at 2 feet, - same = 50 ft lbs.
Pull 100 lbs on it at 6", same = 50 ft/lbs.
The bolt ended up with the same amount of tightness.
The differences was only leverage.
The weight of the wrench (flywheel) - inertial mass - never
came into play, whether the wrench weighed 1 lb or 100 lbs.
And the speed at which you pulled it never came into play
either, whether you jerked it or did it slowly, 50 ft/lbs
is 50 ft/lbs.
The heavier flywheel inhibits rate of change of engine RPM,
whether speeding up or slowing down, but does not change
Think about it - does removing a flywheel and installing a
flex plate affect the ability of the engine to generate
Horsepower is a theoretical measurment, calculation, using
torque and speed.