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Young olds
roger parkey
Washington state
(59 posts)

Registered:
05/02/2018 07:07PM

Main British Car:
Opel 1900 sport coupe 1975 Oldsmobile 215

Twin disc clutch
Posted by: Young olds
Date: July 12, 2019 12:48PM

Wondering what you guys think of this, [www.ebay.com] . Would it be worth it in a street/track car?


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5868 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

Main British Car:
1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: Twin disc clutch
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: July 12, 2019 02:09PM

Says condition is new. With flywheel it would definitely be worth it I would say.

Jim


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3829 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
1979 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Twin disc clutch
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: July 20, 2019 10:38AM

I like being able to easily source a replacement part, especially if traveling. What do you do when that clutch fails?


roverman
Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
(3009 posts)

Registered:
04/24/2009 11:02AM

Main British Car:
74' Jensen Healy, 79 Huff. GT 1, 74 MGB Lotus 907,2L

Re: Twin disc clutch
Posted by: roverman
Date: July 24, 2019 07:16PM

Run away, ancient time bomb. make alum f-wheel, add Fidanza insert. cheap swap meet race clutches avail, inspect carefully. Problematic for street use. Art.


Young olds
roger parkey
Washington state
(59 posts)

Registered:
05/02/2018 07:07PM

Main British Car:
Opel 1900 sport coupe 1975 Oldsmobile 215

Re: Twin disc clutch
Posted by: Young olds
Date: February 05, 2020 11:07PM

I did end up buying the clutch. Ended up being a triple disk, decided to hold off until I build a stronger engine.


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3829 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
1979 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Twin disc clutch
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: February 06, 2020 10:05AM

Yeah, that sounds like a lot of overkill.


302GT
Larry Shimp

(207 posts)

Registered:
11/17/2007 01:13PM

Main British Car:
1968 MGB GT Ford 302 crate engine

Re: Twin disc clutch
Posted by: 302GT
Date: February 11, 2020 07:45AM

I once put a McLeod twin disc clutch in my car. It worked really well, smooth progressive engagement, very light pedal effort. However, there were no springs in the clutch hub(s) and the solid hubs transmitted engine vibration directly into the T-5 transmission. This caused a rattle between about 1500 and 2500 rpm that sounded like the worst pre-ignition knock ever. I could not stand the noise so I replaced it with a conventional single disc clutch and peace and quiet returned.
See if you have sprung hubs in the clutch…



MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3829 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
1979 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Twin disc clutch
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: February 11, 2020 09:03AM

Must have been fun trying to trace down that, Larry.


Young olds
roger parkey
Washington state
(59 posts)

Registered:
05/02/2018 07:07PM

Main British Car:
Opel 1900 sport coupe 1975 Oldsmobile 215

Re: Twin disc clutch
Posted by: Young olds
Date: February 11, 2020 09:49AM

They are solid hubs on the clutches.


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