ok...i just realized i'm screwed. a local machinist shaved them off a stock piece i got out of a junk yard, in preporation to replacing the clutch. so now, is there anyway to fix it w/o buying another one?
Perhaps you should tell them that they have turned your flywheel into a paperweight and they will help bring in another one. New from Ford, I think they are about $100, so I doubt a used one is going to drop them into Chapter 11.
Well, it might be salvageable, but I doubt it's worth the trouble. You could do what the aluminum flywheel manufacturers do, and bolt a steel ring to the flywheel to act as the "trigger" for the hall effect sensor (the crank position sensor).
But I doubt that would be worth the trouble. Plus it might not even work right with the stock flywheel, since with an aluminum one the trigger wheel is the ONLY metal that the sensor will "see". That is, the stock flywheel might interfere with a simple trigger wheel.