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H8CHEVY
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posted 12-17-2001 03:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for H8CHEVY   Click Here to Email H8CHEVY     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Im about to do a c-4 to 4 speed swap in my stang.. was wondering which clutch you guys would recommened for around the 350 horsepower range?? also at what point would you recommend going with a blowproof bellhousing or shield? or should I even be worried about that? thanks..

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steve'66
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posted 12-17-2001 04:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The centerforce dual friction is a good clutch. On the blowproof bellhousing,
how fast is your Stang? It's required at 1/4 mile et's below 12.0 seconds, and a good idea even on slower cars.

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Moneymaker
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posted 12-17-2001 04:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Is this going to be a mostly street car?

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H8CHEVY
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posted 12-17-2001 04:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for H8CHEVY   Click Here to Email H8CHEVY     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
yeah, weekend driver.. just dont know if the bellhousing is over kill or if I really need it? thanks

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Ryan Wilke
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posted 12-17-2001 04:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ryan Wilke   Click Here to Email Ryan Wilke     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
H8Chevy:
I don't know if your ride is an OEM stocker or not. If it's a modified ride, then I'd say spring for the extra cost and go with the blowproof BH. The extra safety factor will give you piece-of-mind in the future as you continue to modify & increase your power level - one less thing to worry about. If it's an OEM stocker ride & will stay that way, then I'd say don't bother....

Just my 2 cents.... Ryan

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posted 12-17-2001 04:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Center Force is your best bet then. If you don't plan on using slicks, a stock bell housing will do.

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H8CHEVY
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posted 12-17-2001 04:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for H8CHEVY   Click Here to Email H8CHEVY     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
thanks ryan.. well got it all figured out thanks for the help everyone!

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chips67
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posted 12-17-2001 05:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for chips67   Click Here to Email chips67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
who makes the best blowproof bh ? i run a 164 tooth flywheel and probably gonna switch it when i replace my clutch/prssure plate/bearing. who makes the best in these? i was looking at the hayes kit, is that a decent one? i think the bh is a waste for a car that doesnt see much over 6k but i plan on going 11's when i race for my 1/4 mile times and i dont need to get booted. also, are the aftermarket bell housings a pain to get lined up right? ive heard that in some cases you have to dial or index or something to get them to fit right and line the trans up with the crank properly. also, you guys scared me into getting 31 spline axels when i get my detroit. i really dont think i would ever hurt the 28 splines at my current level, but i do plan on going quicker so i might as well. the car is too flawless to risk eating a guardrail...not that i care for my saftey.

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Ryan Wilke
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posted 12-18-2001 12:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ryan Wilke   Click Here to Email Ryan Wilke     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Chips67,
I have a Lakewood BH between my small-block and toploader. It fit just fine and gives me piece-of-mind safety for me and my car. As Alex recommended - if you EVER plan to run slicks,,, and I'd include if you ever plan to shift gears over 6K, then I'd recommend you get a blowproof BH.

The recommended indexing has to do with ensuring that the trans imput "hole" is on center with the back end of the crankshaft...
Aah,,,this ensures that the imput shaft isn't being bent or wearing to one side slightly...
I'm sure someone else can explain this better,,,,Alex?

Ryan

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MrWesson22
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posted 12-18-2001 12:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MrWesson22   Click Here to Email MrWesson22     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a centerforce dual friction and love it. The pedal effort is lighter than in my 89 F150, but it grabs hard when you want it to.

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