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Author Topic:   Questions about a Bert set-up
tilley88
Member
posted November 19, 2002 10:02 PM
#1-What sort of bellhousing do I need to run with a Bert?
#2-How do you engage/disengage these trannies?


jhon hollomon
Member
posted November 19, 2002 10:12 PM
We just ran a stock aluminum bellhousing but you can run just about any kind.As far as engaging goes, it has an internal clutch that you only use in low and reverse.You put the tranny in low and push in the clutch petal. Once you get going good you let off the clutch petal and put it in hi gear. It'll make some noise but that is normal.


tilley88
Member
posted November 19, 2002 10:54 PM
Do you use a slave cylinder, hydraulic throwout bearing, or plumb the clutch pedal to the tranny somewhere?


RaceDoctor
Member
posted November 19, 2002 11:05 PM
the trans has a slave cylinder on it that you hook a clutch master to. There is a solid hub that bolts on top of a flex-plate to spline the input shaft to the crank.


tilley88
Member
posted November 19, 2002 11:20 PM
So, all I need is my clutch pedal, master cylinder, and braided line?


jhon hollomon
Member
posted November 19, 2002 11:26 PM
And a coupler.


tilley88
Member
posted November 19, 2002 11:59 PM
Is a Bert the same length as a Saginaw 3 or 4 speed?


ford5
Member
posted November 20, 2002 07:28 AM
no, a bert is shorter, a brinn is closer to the same length


dirtbuster
Member
posted November 20, 2002 09:25 AM
A brinn is the same length as a mucnie or T10 and will swap in without driveshaft changes.
As far as bellhousings if you run a belt driven pump off the back of your motor then you might want to look into the bellhousing made by Bert or Brinn. They have all the correct mountings and you can use a reverese mount starter which makes engine changes a breeze. But if you already have a belhousing and dont need the pump mounts you can use it to and save some money.