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Author Topic:   Layne trans.
Dirt Roller

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posted February 12, 2005 06:10 AM  
I need to know if there are any pros or cons to these trannies?The one I'm looking at is 14 races old w/starter, flywheel,clutch,bell and hub.I've never had any dealings with this setup b-4. Anything informative would be great. Also I tried to e-mail them, but have'nt got a reply. Does anyone know if they're out of buisness?

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posted February 12, 2005 08:24 AM           send a private message to NOBODY   Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/QuoteBBBBBB
I am 99% sure they are still in bussiness. They are located here in Kansas City. Ph # Layne Machine Works: 816-231-3268. I took a look at one of their newer trannys and was real impressed, just can't afford one.

Dirt Freak

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posted February 12, 2005 09:08 AM  
Dont waste your money buy a new Bert.

Dirt Full Roller

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posted February 12, 2005 12:47 PM  
the layne trany is the best you can buy for a race car. i race with a layne and raced with one for 5 years and i have not had any problems with it and will not race with anything else but a layne. you can not break it i have tryed been there and done that. i think it is the best.

later racer2x

Dirt Roller

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posted February 12, 2005 10:06 PM  
Thanks for the opinions guys! I appreciate it very much.

Dirt Forum Champ
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posted February 14, 2005 06:58 AM  
what makes a layne superior to a FAlcon/Bert/Brinn?

Dirt Roller

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posted February 14, 2005 07:31 AM  
They have less rotating weight than either Bert/Brinn. Has 3 seasons on it with no trouble. Just keep clean fluid in it. The only thing we replace is the throwout bearing. We have a used Layne For Sale. If interested 320-295-1488.

Dirt Forum Champ
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posted February 14, 2005 07:46 AM  
They are still in business and it is a nice piece but...look at the price of the LAyne vs. Bert Brinn Falcon and youll see the difference. A few years ago I checked into them and I want to say the LAyne is on the order of 3500 whereas a Brinn etc, is more like 1200$

Dirt Full Roller

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posted February 14, 2005 10:31 AM  
I can tell you first hand that the Layne Tranny is a super nice piece. I ran one for a couple of nights in a limited late model and was extremely impressed. Bobby Layne and his family are excellent people to deal with and are always willing to help. That is one trick set up as well. The flywheel don't even spin when it is in gear. Very easy on the internal motor parts as well since minimal rotation from inside tranny. Call Bobby instead of emailing him if u have questions. He is an old school kinda guy. Advice, have a pen and some paper ready because he will tell you more in 10 min than most people can retain. Take notes Very smart guy!!!

Dirt Full Roller

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posted February 14, 2005 09:21 PM  
I have 140 races on one of mine and never touched it the other has about70 and i just put cluch disk in (rookie driver). we did do some tests and lanye is lighter and it seems to be easyer to drive they say the money is more but the results are there
if you can swing it go for it and it has external clu. so it is legal at more tracks
stock oem case..

Dirt Maniac

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posted February 21, 2005 07:58 PM  
go with layne.....just like the pro's!!!

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Dirt Roller

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posted September 10, 2005 01:10 PM  
i called bobby friday with a question on clutch adjustment, he could have easily convinced me to send him my layne sniper transmission to get a look through and freshen up for next year he told me over the phone there was no need and gave me advise and symptoms on what to look for if there is a problem you would figure a 6 year old transmission with over 300 races would at least need a clutch,seals,or bearings but after following his instructions on simple maintenance the transmission and clutch perform just as the day i bought it.... THANK YOU JOHN, AND BOBBY LAYNE AND FAMILY FOR BUILDING SUCH A QUALITY PRODUCT.

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posted September 11, 2005 01:21 PM  
bobby layne is a VERY smart person.
And the layne is very good just not in my budget range.
They are great guys though, I know them from the track.

[This message has been edited by zeroracing (edited September 11, 2005).]

Dirt Freak

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posted September 11, 2005 05:45 PM  
Dont waste your money buy a Bert or Brinn.

Dirt Freak

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posted September 12, 2005 06:17 AM  
I was over at the Layne shop last week having some work done on my Muncie. I met Bobby Layne for the first time, and he showed me the inner workings of the "SNIPER" trans. When the thing is in High gear, the only thing spinning is the main shaft. The flex-plate, clutch, and idler free-wheel. It is quite the set-up. I'll have one as soon as I can afford it. One other thing, the Layne uses an off the shelf starter that you can pick up at just about any local auto parts store. Dave

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