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start79
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 56
posted March 04, 2001 02:17 PM
I bought my mod from a fellow in Dallas. The tranny operates by pushing the clutch in to get the car moving then you let of the clutch and shove it into high. The tranny housing appears to be a three speed. The fellow I bought it from said it used a Honda wet clutch. But he couldn't remember what type of oil to put in it. He didn't race it but a few times. My question is does anybody know what the heck I have and what type of fluid it uses. Thanks.

Roadhzrd
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 101
posted March 04, 2001 07:31 PM UIN: 28276986
Bert recommends type-f and it has one low gear and one 1:1 high gear. The other lever is for reverse only. After you get going about 15-20mph let out the clutch and gas pedal and it should shift smoothly into high gear. Don't abuse the low gear because there isn't much there to abuse. They recommend not to load it on the trailer with the low gear but when your a one man operation, you have too, I've done it for 2 years now with no problems. There are a few drawbacks to them, if you spin out or crash the motor will die because you can't just push in the clutch to get nuetral and during cautions those **** other trannys know a bert doesn't like to go real slow so they take advantage of that on the restarts.

start79
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 56
posted March 04, 2001 07:42 PM
Yea, I've raced it a few times and does take some getting use to. Type F, fluid huh? I coulda swore that fellow told me he thought it was 30 or 50 wt. motor oil, just couldn't remember which.

Thanks

ernieslide
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 2
posted March 04, 2001 09:26 PM
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Originally posted by start79:
I bought my mod from a fellow in Dallas. The tranny operates by pushing the clutch in to get the car moving then you let of the clutch and shove it into high. The tranny housing appears to be a three speed. The fellow I bought it from said it used a Honda wet clutch. But he couldn't remember what type of oil to put in it. He didn't race it but a few times. My question is does anybody know what the heck I have and what type of fluid it uses. Thanks.

ernieslide
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 2
posted March 04, 2001 09:34 PM
start79, Is your clutch inside the transmission, or is it in the bellhousing? If it is in the bellhousing, what you have is an Ernie Slide transmission. Depending on which version it is, it could have one speed forward or two. You push on the clutch to go and then do an rpm shift into high gear. this is the type of transmission Henry Witt Jr. uses. If that's what it is, you use a heavy weight oil in it, 30 or 50 weight; only about a quart. If you have any questions, our e-mail is ernieslide@aol.com.
Good luck!

wfoondirt
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 142
posted March 05, 2001 12:13 PM
a brinn is similar to a bert but doesnt use the honda clutch setup. If its a bert you should only use type f, motor oil will saturate and ruin the clutches. A brinn on the other hand works fine with either type f or 50w motor oil. There are also a few companys that make bert type transmissions that use a standard muncie case. Alot of sportsman cars run them, because berts are not allowed and most tech officials can't tell the difference. The one person that comes to mind that builds these type is late model driver ray guss jr.

start79
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 56
posted March 05, 2001 06:18 PM
Thanks for everyone's input. It has motor oil in it now, so I'll just keep filling it up with that, and hope that its right.

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