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racer17j
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posted February 24, 2004 09:18 PM
ok guys moving up to 360 mod class this year and need some help with gears right now in my bomber i run a 5.67 with 81 in roll turns 6500 car weighs 2850 when it hits the track. i'll be useing the same drive train in the mod rules are 360 cid 9-1 comp 4412 carb 2450 after race imca tires track is a small 1/2 on the outside most guys are running 5.43 and turning just under 7000 but most also run glides with couplers or mini clutch 3 speeds. so here is my question since i will be running a t-350 with stock converter to start out with would you guys run a 43 or the 67 like i run now to try to turn 6700 or so and trey to make up for the extra rotating weiught with the 350. right now it's gonna be all i can afford to get this on the track the way it is now so upgrading to a 3 speed and mini clutch will be on the list of upgrades for the next year just want to get some seat time and use this as a learnign year then next year build a better motor and tranny setup


NWModracer
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posted February 25, 2004 04:52 PM
believe me i have my eyes peeled for a good deal on a bell housing and clutch


smayo964
Member
posted February 26, 2004 05:21 AM
Hey Racer17j, don't throw that T350 away just yet. I run a T350 in my mod with a direct input shaft typical the glide setup. Talk with TCI in MS. They have a valve body that will act like the glides for a T350. It's reverse shift pattern and won't engage the plates until 1,400rpm in 1st and reverse. In 2nd and 3rd you have direct drive. It's a trick piece of equipment for that trans. The whole setup through Jegs (I think) will run you about $310 and an hour or so of installation time. Good luck.


speedy79
Member
posted February 26, 2004 09:56 AM
thats option # 3 right now was gonna go with that if i stayed in econo stock because we had to run a t350 but right now if i had the 300 to spend on a tranny i would just get a bell housing and clutch i like the reliability of a manuaul over any type of auto setup


smayo964
Member
posted February 28, 2004 06:02 AM
Hey Racer17J. For clarity, the $310 I mentioned was for both the imput shaft setup and the valve body together. I think the input shaft runs about $155 and the valve body runs about the same or a little more. For what it's worth, if you can pull it off, spend the 3bills, give or take, vs. spending $500-$600 on a mini clutch, $? on a bell houseing plus the cost of a transmission. As long as your pump in the trans is good and you have half decent discs in the trans, then for the money the combination is hard to beat. Also, if you go this route, run/gear the car for second gear. It's the largest set of primary engaging fiction discs vs. the balance of clutch packs in the trans. Just my 2 pennies.


racer17j
Member
posted February 28, 2004 07:13 AM
ya i have priced thenm i can get 3 speeds for free and i've been watch'n ebay seen a few mini's for under 150 and bell housings for 75 i'm also looking at a s-1o cluthc and vehga flywheels setup beings i have a junk s-10 with a brand new clutch in it and can get a flywheels for about 50


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