Hi, anyone have experience with an easy pedal clutch to put in a 327 / around 325 hp 64 vette. it should be good for some aggressive driving but also easy to push in for my wife to drive.
Thanks, Frank, [email protected]
just ran accross a Keissler? engineering page ,they have what they call a "couples clutch" The pressure is 450 FT-LB and they claim you can easy push it in with your hand, I wonder if they can handle any torque at all. can't contact them 'till monday, could be interesting if it works?
My dad had a Silver Anniversary Vette years ago 80-83
I personally thought that clutch was pretty easy to dis-engage.
Probably a 10-1/2" diaphram
I think a 11" is the max for a diaphram.
Going from the 12" Borg & Beck to the 11" diaphram, I noticed no difference in holding or grabbing. This truck has been used for towing since I bought it in 79. Also has a 454, The clutch was changed in 1990 and is still holding up.
A bent finger diaphram also will create more centrifical holding force as RPMs increase.
Frank, I installed a centerforce gold diaphram clutch in a 63 vette after rebuilding the 327/340. The pedal pressure was very user friendly and it held well. The vettes owner wanted it so both her and her husband could drive it.
That is the reason for my thinking, my wife is also going to drive it, she never "felt" the old clutch but I think the centerforce will be OK and you gave me also a reason for that. I see there is a centerforce 1 & 2 ,I didn't see a "gold" version?? any info for that, thanks.
Frank, I also have a 64 vette, and I installed a Ram clutch, which is good for up to 450HP, and the clutch pedal effort is fine. I also trashed all the stock clutch linkage and installed from Corvette Central their rod end clutch linkage kit. $74.00. Excellent. Very smooth, solid feel, clutch operation. :thumbup: