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Author Topic:   Bert or Brinn??
jammin
Dirt Administrator

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posted August 12, 2000 07:51 AM UIN: 16262997
What is your preference? I am looking at getting one for some bigger events, what do you think is the best and why?

BrianGRT777
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 19
posted August 13, 2000 02:20 AM
we run a bert and change the oil in it every time i change the motor oil. It's 4 year old and still looks new inside. It isn't one of the high dollar mag housings but it still gets the job done. But a good friend of ours bought a brinn and it works really nice also. the only difference is the the brinn will replace a stcok chevy manual tranny but the bert is something like 2 inches shorter so you got to get a new drive shaft to go with the bert.

jammin
Dirt Administrator

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posted August 13, 2000 06:35 AM UIN: 16262997
That is what I had heard. I also heard that the berts were a little jerky too. Is this true? Thanks for your input Brian.

BrianGRT777
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 19
posted August 13, 2000 11:00 PM
Driving the car through the pits it can get to hopping around a little but I've seen my friend with the brinn do the same thing. Maybe that is just the nature of those trannys. It seems to be ok when you pull out on the track and throttle it up. Usually stops.

BRAD WILLIS
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 4
posted August 14, 2000 12:07 AM
quote:
Originally posted by jammin:
What is your preference? I am looking at getting one for some bigger events, what do you think is the best and why?

We use a muncie trans. with 2nd and 3rd removed to make room for a honda wet clutch pak. Works the same as a bert, but cost about half as much!!!

BrianGRT777
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 19
posted August 14, 2000 03:54 PM
We had a tranny similar to that when we first started racing the late model. If I remember right it was called a Guss. I thought Ray Guss jr. built them or maybe it was his dad, can't exactly remember. But I was afraid that with the small input shaft and a hooked up car and bigger tires it would snap the shaft. And with my bad luck it would take out an expensive crank. So we bought the bert from Mason and it has the larger input shaft.

BRAD WILLIS
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 4
posted August 14, 2000 05:09 PM

WE USE THEM IN MODIFIEDS AND HAVEN'T HAD MANY PROBLEMS WITH THEM, BUT WITH 8" TIRES IT WOULD BE HARD TO TWIST OFF THE INPUT SHAFT. A FEW LATE MODELS HAVE DONE IT . RAY GUSS SR. CAME UP WITH THE IDEA.

97crew
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 24
posted August 14, 2000 05:36 PM
We use a bert. It is a little jumpy but have no problems with it. We change the oil almost every week, and have had it rebuilt at the end of each year. We have it rebuilt just in case. But the Bert was money well spent, no regrets.

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