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ClutchTamer in a '69 Camaro

I'm making some changes to my '69 Camaro. I'm upgrading the transmission and clutch, along with a cam change, pistons and drive shaft. In another thread some people suggested that I might want to try the ClutchTamer with this new dual disc clutch to prevent it from breaking parts. I was wondering if anyone here had used one of these and if they had installed one in a '69 Camaro. I'm wondering how it would mount in this car and if it would fit behind the dash without modifying it. I've got a pretty nice dash and I don't want to do any more cutting on it. Below are my new McLeod RXT clutch and the dash in my car.
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Obviously in-dash installs can be more aesthetically pleasing, but not everyone wants to cut up their dash. Here's an example of an early Camaro that used the universal underdash version of the ClutchTamer, quick and easy to remove when you want to return to stock...



I also have a stealth version that looks a little like a clutch switch when installed. The 3/4" dia threaded body is used to adjust the clutch's initial hit, a rotating dial on the left end adjusts the delay rate. Not as convenient to dial in, but basically hidden and no need for a pedal stop...



My car isn't a Camaro, but it's an example of an in-dash install using a bar style knob...



More than a few underdash installs have had hood release handles installed
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Just an FYI that clutch tamer is in a really bad spot on the red interior vehicle. If you get into an accident your going to shove your knee right into that thing. Most new cars have special kick panel down there so you wont mess up your knees to bad.

In an accident you go down then forward so its very common for the knees to take the brunt of the abuse from a crash.

Just wanted to mention it crashed a few cars and little things like that can be a real problem if you hit them good and hard.


I do like the small pin type that goes on top of the pedals lever.

I have herd of the clutch tamer being used with great success not sure of the brand or model but for people that side step the clutch pedal or just kick it to make fast shifts it helps not trash out the clutch and other parts connected.
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The universal underdash version started out as kind of a gateway thing- easy to install for someone that doesn't want to commit to something permanent, but can later be converted to thru dash with a rectangular hole on dash assy's that have enough space.

An offset pedal bracket is also an option to move it farther away from your leg. The FOX Mustang specific underdash version features 2" offset from the pedal, sitting the cylinder/dash bracket alongside their hood release. The offset pedal brackets cause no problems at all, lots of quick NMRA Coyote Stock cars use them.
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Does the stealth version work as well as the full size after it's dialed in?
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It works very well, just generally much more difficult to access. Mounting the Stealth to control the pedal is probably easiest depending on application, but it can also be mounted for control at the clutch fork. For that you would likely have to crawl under the car to change a setting.

For something like a street/strip car that occasionally uses nitrous, easy access is really nice to have. A setting aggressive enough to hold a nitrous hit will cause a big bog when launching NA. Also if you go to no-prep races, it's nice to be able to dial things back to work with a lower rpm launch and less power.
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My car is just a street car that I'm taking to the track this summer for fun. I don't want to break anything, and what you said about the clutch I'm using makes a lot of sense. I'm afraid that this clutch is going to hit too hard and break parts or cause the tires to spin. It's a 427, 4 speed, 4.11 9 inch with 31/18.5/15 Hoosier street radials.
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I didn't see any pricing or other information on the stealth kit on the ClutchTamer web sight.
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