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Author Topic:   Richmand trans??
dirtracer14
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 128
posted May 13, 2001 06:10 PM UIN: 23443678
Does richmand make an internal clutch trans?

jammin
Dirt Administrator

Total posts: 3279
posted May 13, 2001 08:56 PM UIN: 16262997
They came out with a prototype, but it never materialized, I called them several times about it because it was supposed to be super small and light, I wanted to get the scoop on it, they just dropped it like a bad habit. The tech guys there couldn't tell me why, but it wasn't because they didnt work, but because they didnt want to pursue the market.

jammin

BILLY BOB
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 81
posted May 13, 2001 11:45 PM
At the Texas Nationals I saw 2 cars at least with what looked like muncies in them. But the trans said Richmond on the side. They had very small bell housing made from what looked like 3/16 plate and had about 1" dia. lightening holes all in them. What i heard was that Richmond has a patton on a replacement muncy case and the people who made the Erny-slide is using it to make this transmission, the reason I believe it to be an internal is because the bell housing was so small there is no way a clutch would fit inside it. IMCA said that that transmission would not be legal next year.
That's what i got from the rumor mill.

jammin
Dirt Administrator

Total posts: 3279
posted May 14, 2001 10:24 AM UIN: 16262997
Yeah, those trannies do use the Richmond housing....I think it is for the best.

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