Thanks for the tips. I ordered a flywheel holder from Ebay today. Looks like that will work well and provide some leverage too.
And yes, I have referred to the Rebel Moby Wiki many times, very helpful.
Something that has worked well for me over the years when it comes to cleaning parts, removing surface rust on chrome without scratching or corrosion on brass connectors is this super fine BRASS wire wheel. Was about 5" diameter when I bought it many years ago and it's worn to about half it's original size now but I love this thing. It's so soft you can hold your finger against it at full speed and doesn't make a scratch. I made the arbor from a piece of 3/8" all thread. Couldn't tell you where I purchased the wheel now but I'm sure a search on the web will produce results.