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 Post subject: Any Clutch Racers???
PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:42 am 
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How many manual transmission guys out there? A little curious as where to begin with my car (351c High Port, tube chassis Pinto) I'm thinking about a Ram adjustable pressure plate, aluminum flywheel and sintered iron disc, any thoughts or suggestions? What do you have/use?

Thanks, Div1Racer.


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 Post subject: Re: Any Clutch Racers???
PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:00 am 
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That's where I would begin. You're gonna have some horsepower and you just can't reliably control launch and big-end clutch control without an adjustable plate.

I would use RAM's 470CW pressure plate, in an 11" Long, start out at about 650 lbs static pressure, and use a 5-7g counterweight.

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 Post subject: Re: Any Clutch Racers???
PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2019 1:11 pm 
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I've been racing a G Force 5 speed for years, the clutch I'm using is a Tim Hyatt modified 10.5" Mcleod Soft Loc, base is 400 lbs (that's where it's set) and 9 grams of weight per arm. The worst mistake you can make is running too much clutch.


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 Post subject: Re: Any Clutch Racers???
PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2019 2:01 pm 
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Thanks for the info. I've never used a clutch on the strip only in my street cars and they were not that 'advanced' :roll: LOL. A buddy uses Hyatt Racing to set up his clutch for a SBC Nova then he fine tunes it himself at the strip. This will definitely be a learning experience for me.
I was looking at the Ram pressure plates but had no idea as to where and begin with pressure or counterweights.

Thanks again for the suggestions, Div1Racer.


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 Post subject: Re: Any Clutch Racers???
PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:41 pm 
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Just give me a call or shoot me an email. I’m a RAM and McLeod dealer and set up adjustable clutches for customers.

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 Post subject: Re: Any Clutch Racers???
PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:26 pm 
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Couple of good sites that are full of very knowledgeable people
http://www.umtrnorth.com/forums/default.asp
http://www.blackmagicclutches.com/


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 Post subject: Re: Any Clutch Racers???
PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 4:12 pm 
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I appreciate it guys. This will be much different than racing with my C-4 !!!!

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