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chomme
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 52
posted December 08, 2000 12:28 PM UIN: 1986763
Hi all -- for this next season, I am going with a different transmission setup in my car. I have a couple of questions. I currently run a Chevy 3speed manual (in high and all the gearing is in the rear-end). I would like to have someone go through the transmission and do some modifications to it...remove first gear, lighten second, lighten reverse, install a heavy duty third gear, heavy duty bearings, and a heavy duty input shaft. Does anyone know of any shops that they would recommend to do this?

Second question...I am currently running a Lakewood blowproof bellhousing. I am wondering if there are any lighter setups that are blowproof out there? Our rules don't specify steel, just has to be explosion proof.

Thanks in advance,

Chad

Pigpen
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 17
posted December 11, 2000 11:42 PM
Speedway sells one for about 470$ I think that would probably be your best bet..about the bellhousing, I would look for safer places to lose weight...

Dirt Man
unregistered Total posts: 17
posted December 12, 2000 12:18 PM
Are you running a triple disk clutch? If so check you rules to see if this clutch is considered blow-proof. If so an aluminum GM bellhousing would save a bunch of weight!

chomme
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 52
posted December 12, 2000 12:37 PM UIN: 1986763
That's a good question. I am going to be getting a 10,000RPM triple disk unit and running that. I will find out from them if that is considered explosion proof. Thanks!

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Originally posted by Dirt Man:
Are you running a triple disk clutch? If so check you rules to see if this clutch is considered blow-proof. If so an aluminum GM bellhousing would save a bunch of weight!

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