Plans to swap out the stock flexplate for the Fox Mustang flywheel were quickly foiled. The Maverick's 302 is externally balanced with a 28-ounce counterweight, while the Fox Mustang's flywheel uses a 50-ounce counterweight. The easiest solution was to purchase an aftermarket small-block Ford flywheel that has the same 157-tooth count but is set up for a 10.5-inch Mustang clutch and a 50-ounce counterweight. Though we don't know the brand of the flywheel, it's a well-used unit the local speed shop (yes they still exist!) sold us for $52. The original Maverick dust shield blocked the routing of the clutch cable, so it was cut accordingly.