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mansfief
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 128
posted February 17, 2005 11:48 AM  
Has any one tried the new valve body with the internal clutch and dummy convertor from TCI. My car has to weigh 3200 or more. Is that to heavy for this set up. I have e-mailed this question to TCI, but never get a reply, I thought I would ask here before I called them. Thanks, Mansfield

AtomicPunk
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 130
posted February 17, 2005 02:44 PM  
We had a local guy build us a glide like that last year, and loved it. OUr car in race trim tipped at 3180. The guy just told us to winch it on the trailer (or carry a little momentum when driving it on-just don't run into the back of your truck!) so you don't burn up the tranny. That dummy coverter gets you up off the corner faster by allowing the rpms to clib quicker.

RACEINMUD
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 323
posted February 17, 2005 03:14 PM  
I bought the clutchless valvebody from TCI and used a coupler. It helped a bunch. Never could get low to work after motor was warm no matter what I tried. Ran in high on the track and had to start it in gear or get a push from a stop. But I liked the overall performance so I'll try it again this year. Race

robhbk24
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 372
posted February 17, 2005 03:30 PM  
i got it last year and had no luck but it was because i was trying to run it in low. i asked the reps from tci repeatedly ahead of time and they all said no prob that i could leave it in low and it would be okay.wrong. after 3 races i smoked it, had it rebuilt and smoked it again. if you are running high gear go for it it will work great but not in low. now they are advertising not to run it in low but before they were not.1700dollar lesson learned. i ran the rest of the season on a spare we had that had been rebuilt in 89 used a few times and sitting in storage since 95.the tci deal is great on restarts and coming off the corners i actually had to change my drivingstyle/lift points to compensate for the tranny. pulling on the trailer and backing up are a lil tricky too.

AtomicPunk
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 130
posted February 17, 2005 06:36 PM  
Oh yeah, I forgot about that no low gear when warm thing... we burned up a few low gears. We installed a RV tranny cooler from Perma Cool out of the Jeg's catalogue. End of problem.

mansfief
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 128
posted February 18, 2005 08:08 AM  
Thanks guys, I now what will be on my Discover card next month.

    

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