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February 17, 2003

I hope it lasts as long as you need it to.
My 2nd post on the subject was supposed
to be off list so as not to upset those who
feel the stock T/O bearing is a decently
designed product. Not looking for an
argument from those who feel differently
in this respect than I do.
I normally get over 100K (easily) on stock
motors or the mildly street tuned motors I
run and know the vagaries of this T/O brg.
design. It was only at about 120K that
I've ever had to replace a 1st gear in an
LBC Xmission...otherwise no problems
even with this. I have never broken a
half-shaft in driving, even in my
90hp+ (to the wheels) Vizardized '74
Spridget, or even in my temporarily
Judsonized PO'd stock '67 Sprite running
the full 6psi boost curve.
That's how "simpatico" I am with machinery, especially in "rate" of
transfer". I "open it up", sure, but with
I cannot tell you how many times before
the advent of the "roller", I had to pull
an engine well before it's time to replace
clutch parts, most especially the darn
stock throwout bearing.
No problems (none) since going over
to a "roller", with either stock or uprated
pressure plates/discs/ and/or flywheels... that's NONE!
And this has been my personal experience
and that's all I've got to go by.
Cap'n. Bob (Ret'd)
'60 Frog

PilotRob@... 19196

Posted on February 17, 2003 03:56 PM
Posted to category(s) Cylinder Head | Drive Train | Engine (external) | Engine (internal) | Forced Induction | Miscellaneous | Restoration | Transmission | Wheels

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