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doowchuck
Member
posted April 14, 2002 01:29 PM
I am finally giving up on powerglides and would like recommendations on the best clutch to use on a IMCA modified.
Thanks.


ford5
Member
posted April 14, 2002 07:13 PM
RAM triple disc is what i would recommend have had some of them last forever here they are also liter than most


doowchuck
Member
posted April 15, 2002 08:23 AM
Thanks for the suggestion but Imca requires a single disk clutch.


dirttracker98
Member
posted April 15, 2002 08:45 AM
do they consider a ram coupler a single disc,it has a single "cone"disc ii it ???


G17RACING
Member
posted April 15, 2002 09:22 AM
A TRIPLE DISC CLUTCH IS LEGAL IN IMCA!
(A) All manual gear-type transmissions must have a standard OEM case and must have a working disc-type clutch or approved cone-type coupler or disc-type coupler inside an explosion-proof steel bellhousing. One flywheel only, minimum 8.5-inch diameter. Diameter of clutch disc must be a minimum of 5.5 inches.

THAT'S WHAT I HAVE ALWAYS RAN. BOB ROSS HAS STUCK A MIRROR IN THE SIDE OF MY BELLHOUSING AND LOOKED AT IT BEFORE.

doowchuck
Member
posted April 15, 2002 01:30 PM
G17, thanks for the wakeup call. Sometimes I read things that just aren't there LOL.
I do have a three disk clutch and am glad to see that I can use it.
Thanks again for setting me straight.
John


awkwardjeff
Member
posted April 15, 2002 02:50 PM
I won't try to change your mind on what to use for a tranny, Only you know what is best for you.

I would like to gather some information though.......was this a mono leaf car? would you tell me what you had for rear suspension. And tell me what problems you were having with the powerglide. 90% of all problems I see with glides are self induced, I'm not saying you were doing something wrong.......I'm just trying to add to my understandig of why glide break.


speedy46
Member
posted April 15, 2002 05:15 PM
tiltion 3 disk


doowchuck
Member
posted April 16, 2002 09:16 AM
Awkwardjeff,
I have had powerglides in a floated 4 link setup and also in a three link with spring bar top link. I seem to get so much movement that the drive shaft either bangs into the rear of the tranny or comes out far enough to start wobbleing. The four link was worse than the three link.
John


TCI
Member
posted April 16, 2002 12:44 PM
awkwardjeff, TCI now offers a planetary that will work with a 4-link car when used with a long 700R4 yoke. It will allow more depth engagement while still keeping enough of the yoke sticking out of the back to keep it from bottoming out on the tailhousing. The yoke is available through GM and we will have it available in about a month, but the planetary is available now.

Scott

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Greggie
Member
posted April 17, 2002 08:42 PM
I run RAM couplers. Simple to repair when necessary and won't slip.


meat
Member
posted April 21, 2002 08:05 AM
I have a question, you said that the yoke was coming too far out of the transmission and wobbling, won't you have the same problem with a manual tranny. Isn't the driveshaft movement more of a function of pinion travel and the arc that the rearend moves through as is goes up and down. Is an aluminum case muncie tailhousing stronger than a powerglide tailhousing? I just converted my dirtworks 2 link to the short trailing arms and have noticed a lot more in and out movement of the yoke.


doowchuck
Member
posted April 21, 2002 09:30 AM
Meat, I switched to the cast iron three speed. Raced last night. No problems.
John


charlie_two
Member
posted April 21, 2002 07:19 PM
i broke about 5 glides last year and finally switched to a standard and will NEVER run a glide again.


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