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Old 06-02-2018, 07:40 PM
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ClutchTamer in a '69 Camaro part II

Last year I tried the small version of the Clutch Tamer and it didn't work out in my car. It might work in others, but wasn't the right choice for mine. I now have the full size ClutchTamer and I finally got a chance to install it this week. I wanted to show how I did it so that maybe some others might benefit from it. The universal kit comes with the cylinder, mounting bracket, clutch pedal bracket, adjustment knobs and some other parts. I didn't think to take some pictures of the kit before I started, but you can go to the ClutchTamer web sight http://clutchtamer.com/ and see it, or maybe Grant will post a picture of it.

The first thing that the instructions say to do is install a clutch pedal stop. I noticed that my clutch pedal was hitting the plastic carpet cover at the base of the steering column, so I made a stainless steel plate to fit over the plastic cover. This will be my stop for now. If I see the need for something better I'll make a stop that clamps on the pedal arm and let it hit this plate.
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Old 06-02-2018, 07:43 PM
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The bracket that comes in the kit requires drilling a hole in the clutch pedal arm. I didn't want to do that, so I made this bracket that clamps on the arm. The instructions say that you need close to 3 inches of travel, but no more or the cylinder may be damaged. This position gave me exactly 3 inches of travel.
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I needed to mount the bracket that controls the cylinder, but I didn't want to drill or cut anything on my dash. I found some factory drilled holes that I could use and also used 2 of the bolts that hold the steering column in. I had to remove the cover that goes under the steering column, but I'm going to be removing the ClutchTamer when I'm not racing the car, so the cover will go back on when the ClutchTamer in not installed.
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Old 06-02-2018, 07:50 PM
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The kit comes with a black plastic knob, but I had to take it up a notch, so I made this knob for mine.
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After the fabrication work was done I got everything installed. I haven't had a chance to test it yet, but I think it's going to work well. It's easy to install and remove, so I can put it in and take it out whenever I need to. I'll come back when I get it adjusted and test it and let you all know how it works.
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any testing over the weekend?
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Old 06-11-2018, 09:26 AM
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Nope. Car show Saturday morning and bad weather after that. I've got to figure out where I'm going to do this. I need to get away from homes so nobody complains about the noise and some idiot trying to drag race.
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...its only a drag race if there are 2 cars...its an unsafe exhibition of speed; or an inability to control the vehicle IF you are alone...or so Ive heard LOL

Im chompin' at the bit over here LOL - Don't mind me though, get to it whenever you do, its all in good fun.
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One of my NMRA guys running Factory Stock sent me a note last nite, just got back from winning $9700 over the course of the weekend. Saturday he won $4700 in the rain delayed last couple rounds of the Maple Grove race, Sunday he took home another $5000 check for his Super Nats win. With the air, it was running 10.2's @ 129. He's running an off the shelf SPEC 10.5" diaphragm clutch with it's hit controlled by a ClutchTamer.

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The Car Craft Summer Nationals is next weekend. I'll be there trying to tune this thing and see how it works. I hope to have some pictures and good results to post when I get back. If any of you are there please look me up.
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Here is an update on the cluchtamer. I went to Windy Hollow Raceway today. This track has been closed for about 6 years. Some people cut the bushes and weeds down that were growing in the cracks in the track and blew off as much of the dirt as possible. There was no rubber on the track at all. I think I finally got the clutchtamer dialed in pretty close because my car was lifting the left front tire and hooked up well. It didn't break the tires loose on any shifts. I don't think I would have done very well without it.
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Now thats a cool update!
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Thanks for the feedback!

The latest trend is increasing air pressure. At Beech Bend this last weekend, some of my ClutchTamer customers were up over 20psi in their bias slicks (3100lbs) and still dead hooking.

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Thanks for the feedback!

The latest trend is increasing air pressure. At Beech Bend this last weekend, some of my ClutchTamer customers were up over 20psi in their bias slicks (3100lbs) and still dead hooking.

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Thanks for the feedback!

The latest trend is increasing air pressure. At Beech Bend this last weekend, some of my ClutchTamer customers were up over 20psi in their bias slicks (3100lbs) and still dead hooking.

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Thats an interesting note. What about DR guys?
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