Re: Clutch recommendation please BBC, 600 hp
Thanks for the input guys. Here's what I know about the trans. It is a "back up" trans for Nascar, ARCA, NASCAR Sportsman, Hotters Pro cup, never used, bought out of the team's trailer. It's basically a super t-10 on steroids. The driver I bought it from said it was way stronger than a super t-10. He said it would be rated more like 800hp-1000hp unit. It has a richmond case, 26 input/ 32 output, mid-plate, bronze bushings and straight cut italian gears, reinforced tail unit, breather, etc. It is similar to the t-tex or jericho units. In fact, I'm gonna play hell with my shifter mechanism on this tail shaft because the shifter lines very far to the passengers side and I don't have a speedometer. I've been talking to different sources about how to make this trans work in a street car. I'll probably have to get custom made shifting rods or find some kind of spacer that will bring it in line in the tunnel to marry up with a 4 speed console. Anyway, I don't think the trans will be the "weak link". From guys that have seen it, they say it is "overkill" with my engine or will be PLENTY to get the job done.
I don't see myself abusing the car such as a 4,000rpm launch with slicks because I know something will have to give......maybe the 12 bolt, maybe the trans or who knows, but damn sure my wallet!
I'm not looking to run 6.50's or run a stupid low gear like a 4.88. First gear is 2.64, second, 1.75, third, 1.34. A 3.73 would be max but I'll probably go with a 3.31 or 3.55. I need to be able to drive on interstate around 80 or so without frying my engine. I wanted a 5 speed but it didn't work out that way. Oh, I do have a steel flywheel which I read is more street friendly.
So, bottom line, I need those back tires to spin a little, maybe just get nasty at a 30-40 mph roll. I hope I want be buying clutches often, but I've kinda landed on the Ram Powergrip HD 900 series (650 hp), single iron/organic disc for $409.00. I like the McLeod RST but can't swing the $752.00. I'll just baby the car around until I get a nice bonus check and then give it hell.