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posted September 26, 2003 07:18 AM
allan i have a corvette flywheel that takes a 10.5 clutch it weighs under 20lbs 75.00 and i can ship it to ya located in mason city ia

posted September 30, 2003 08:58 AM
A 4 spd with 1st and 2nd taken out would be better. Our 1 car is a 'glide (now mine) and my partners new car was a 3 spd. The 'glide buries people on restarts if you're in the front and can run low, then click to hi. The 3 spd has too much of a split from 2nd to 3rd. My partner always *****ed about being left on starts when he shifted. So he carried 7200 in 2nd which is about 700rpm higher than I feel safe and 500rpm past where the motor makes power trying to keep up. The closer 3rd - 4th split on the 4spd will make for faster starts. So he swapped to a 2 gear 4 spd. Although he hasn't run it since.

That said, I still like the 'glide. Yes.. it sucked breaking cases but I finally sucked it up and bought a Dedenbear case. I've run the same internal parts all year with no problems. Just make sure you have a full manual valvebody that snaps shifts or the clutchs will fry. Also, get a deep aluminum pan and a temp gauge. Over 230-250 degrees for any period of time is bad for clutch life. I use syn. dexron fluid and 2 B&M tranny coolers in series with a Summit +2 qt pan. Keeps tranny temps right around 180-210 even on a 30 lap race.

[This message has been edited by Raz_900 (edited September 30, 2003).]

posted September 30, 2003 08:22 PM
if i had been running a manual i wouldn't have missed my feature friday nite when my starter took a crap on me but i have no choice in the matter i'm bound to a t-350 by rules but if i had the choice it wpould be 3 speed all the way

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