Re: heavy flywheel info
Sounds like a good experiment. I know my buddy runs around with a 1600 16 valve, but since he currently has the Samurai 5 speed behind it, he has to use the lighter Samurai flywheel. Low end torque is very poor. Driving another 16 valve, but with the Tracker 2wd 5 speed and flywheel, low end torque was good. The lighter flywheel made it very hard to get across obstacles without stalling.
I'm currently working on a rotary swap. A common upgrade for the RX-7 folks is to change to a lighter flywheel to get a faster reving motor (ie horse power), but they have to be careful as it will make stop and go traffic and drag racing launches harder to live with.
I think you are heading down the correct path. Keep us posted.