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Author Topic:   automatic vs bert/brinn/falcon
posted July 08, 2003 11:02 AM
We are a little behind schedule, but I a$$ume many of you have switched over to a bert/brinn/falcon tranny. We run a plain gm 3speed and are thinking about going to either a automatic (tci maybe) or a brinn. Does anybody know the spec differences (weight, rotating weight, etc...) between the two? Perhaps someone has had their car on a chassis dyno with both setups and could post the results.

A friend of mine switched from a 4speed w/ first and second removed, to a brinn. He left the same rear gear in the car and was hitting the rev chip at the flagstand just by changing the tranny.


posted July 08, 2003 11:14 AM
go with the brinn. virtually indestructible, especially in a mod class.
I dont know rotating weights or anything the brinn weighs around 45# or so, not sure about the glide. Seems like i remember reading where you would only lose around 15% power through a brinn and 9" rear, not sure about glide though.

posted July 08, 2003 02:24 PM
We switched from a Glide to a Brinn with an aluminum bell housing and lost 40# of front weight,we also had to back off the rear gear.These trannys are great,wish we would have done it sooner.

Racer X
posted July 08, 2003 04:41 PM
Originally posted by Racer X:
I think we need to change the motor too.

When do you want to get started or have you done it already?

posted July 10, 2003 07:07 PM
You can't go wrong with a Bert or Brinn. I personally have 2 Berts in my late models and their bullet proof!

posted July 13, 2003 11:37 AM
With these transmissions, when you feel yourself starting to spin out, can you just yank it out of gear before killing the engine?

posted July 13, 2003 01:40 PM
I have a Falcon and you can kick it into neutral or 1st without killing the engine if you are fast enough. With my car I need to keep the rpm up to keep the motor from dieing.

GO 24
posted July 14, 2003 03:50 PM
Pickles, yah just knock it out of gear into neutral until your slowed down enough to get it into low.

posted July 14, 2003 08:32 PM
NvRacer and Go24; Yeah, that's what I figured but thought I would ask for confirmation.


posted July 14, 2003 09:03 PM
Yeah, we run a glide - I've lightened just about everything I can internally and just running 3 reverse disc. We shaved off just over 2 lbs of rotating mass. The hours I've spent drilling holes and turning parts on lathes. I can tell a difference but in the end - it's still just a glide. Would love to switch to a bert or brinn when I can come up with the $$$$! At this point the bert and brinn won't give you an edge but allow you to catch up with the rest. Us glide guys are behind the curve!

posted July 17, 2003 10:43 PM
as long as you keep good pressure on the pedal and keep rpm and power levels to a minimum i dont see that it would hurt. I think what tears up the clutches is using too much power and slipping the discs and the taking off which obviously slips the disks.

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