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Author Topic:   Clutch & pressure plate advice
xhubby
Member
posted January 24, 2003 09:59 PM
We've got a limited mod. but I thought maybe I'd be more likly to find the answer to my question on this forum. Our rules state that we must run a 10" min. OEM,single disk clutch.Does anybody know of any light weight combos. that could be used(in place of the stock chevy), that would be fairly inexpensive & need minimal machine work, that would fit on a 350cid chevy? Thanks.


Scoot
Member
posted January 24, 2003 10:14 PM
I asked a similar question not long ago and here is the part number I came up with. I can't remember what the total weight was, but I've decided to use it along with a nodular flywheel. Summit Racing part# zzz-mu1675-1 http://store.summitracing.com/default.asp?target=search.asp%3FType%3Dbysummitpart%26Part%3Dzzz-mu1675-1%26Search.x%3D1%26SearchType%3DBoth Hope this helps some, you might be able to search the archives for more info.

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Scoot
Smith Racing Team
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maniac motors
Member
posted January 25, 2003 06:13 PM
look in back of any stock car mag and get the # for 10000 rpm clutches lightes out and look stock if you can afford it and rules allow run their flywheel too.


Pigpen
Member
posted January 26, 2003 04:54 PM
Go with the 10,000 rpm set-up... I think it is like 700 for the whole deal... there flywheel is like 9 lbs. the whole thing is 23 lbs.... I know a few limiteds running this set-up... It is not the cheapest but it is what you will end up going to anyway so you might as well wait till you have the money to do it right the first time...


justin
Member
posted January 26, 2003 10:21 PM
I've had good luck with the RAM Street Stock Clutch that I got from AFCO. It's a single disk w/ a 10.5" pressure plate and it weighs 13 lbs. You can get a steel flywheel for it or you can spend the extra $$$ for the aluminum flywheel that only weighs about 6lbs. The pressure plate and disk are a little pricey though, but if a lightweight piece is what your looking for then your probably gonna have to spend some money. If I remember right the clutch set-up w/ the aluminum flywheel will run roughly about $700-$750.


xhubby
Member
posted January 27, 2003 09:21 PM
It looks like I'm gonna have to brake open the kids piggy bank & put grandmas new hip on hold. Thanks guys. Have a good 2003 season.


Scoot
Member
posted January 27, 2003 10:00 PM
Do a search, lightweight clutch in the pure stock/ bomber tech forum. There is a few posts about this also. If you do like I said up above it will be lightweight and cheaper.

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Scoot
Smith Racing Team
870-365-5989


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