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Author Topic:   liteweight pressure plates
BiggerBill
Member
posted December 31, 2003 09:21 PM
I've got some of those s10 pressure plates,i was always scared to try them,have you ever pushed the clutch in on one?They are really weak.


racer17j
Member
posted January 01, 2004 09:56 AM
i've heards of alot of guys running the vega flywheel not sure if they use the rest of the setup or not


superdave
Member
posted January 01, 2004 02:09 PM
The 9 inch clutch S10 pressure plate weighs 8 pounds and bolts directly to the Vega flywheel AFTER you machine the face flat all the way across the front. We had several guys run them last year and only one had a disk failure. I've used it before and had no problems. If your nervous then buy a quality disk from Ram or someone else. They make better disks that look stock, not the mettalic ones.

Good luck,
Superdave


jay116
Member
posted January 01, 2004 03:51 PM
I have an S-10 I just hauled my 65 chevelle on my traier and the clutch never slipped.
The clutch feels soft due to the hydraulics not because its a weak part.

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Jason Boivin
http://www.rcracing-team.com


BiggerBill
Member
posted January 01, 2004 05:09 PM
i've got a s-10 with a 5 speed if you are interested in the pressure plate


dirtrace
unregistered
posted January 01, 2004 06:24 PM           
10,000 rpm builds and sells the 9 1/8 clutch, and flywheels and has for a long time.


BiggerBill
Member
posted January 01, 2004 09:36 PM
i've run the vega set-up for 3 yrs and never had a prob. pressure plate weighs 12.5 and the clutch weighs about the same. alot of machining on the pressure plate, but no prob.

If you have any questions about it give me a pm and i can set you up. pretty cheap.

BiggerBill
Member
posted January 01, 2004 10:28 PM
let me talk to the guy i got it from and see how old it is think it's pretty new. just picked it up tonite so i haven't torn into it yet


superdave
Member
posted January 02, 2004 09:24 AM
Here's alink to a long thread about clutches.
http://www.thedirtforum.com/ubb/Forum5/HTML/001618.html

I had about $100 in the S10 setup including the flywheel, disk, and pressure plate.

Good luck,
Superdave


dirtrace
unregistered
posted January 02, 2004 11:18 AM           
Dave by reading thru that whole post, I have one ?


Im assuming the only flywheels that get weighed are in the claim area? Ive never seen a IMCA tech, Kirk or anyone else get on the ground, at any of the specials I attended last season.


superdave
Member
posted January 02, 2004 06:31 PM
Speaking for myself, I've done it. Most times guys refuse because they already know the flywheel is illegal. If it's steel and really thin like the 10,000 rpm ones then I'll make them pull it out. If it's OEM like the Corvette it's a maybe for me because I weighed one last year and it weighed 16.08 pounds. If it's an OEM that's been turned down then it has to come out because you can't turn down the OEM to 16 pounds.

Kirk told me a story about OEM flywheels that were blue on the backside of the flywheel because they were so turned so thin. That's pretty scary, steel belhousing or not. I'll bet that's one of the reasons for allowing the aftermarket steel ones. Guys are taking bigger risks than it's worth.

I use a long fiber optic scope and a flexible magnet. You don't have to pull them every week to make the point. Racers generally only try what they can get away with. I raced, I know. I never expect to catch them all, racers are too smart. I do expect to keep them playing by the rules so when they win it's a real win.

FYI the Vega and S10 clutches aren't legal for 2004. 10.5 inch all steel with 16 pound flywheel.

Good luck,
Superdave