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#1 NDT

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Posted 16 December 2020 - 04:10 PM

I've asked this on turbominis too.

I'm building up my engine and box - it's an MG Turbo so I've got the verto clutch currently.
Realistically I want a solid torquey ~120hp engine. Maybe a bit more later.
I will only run 10"s so torque will probably be limited by traction.
I have other quick cars so it doesn't need to be psychotically fast.
 
Anyone got advice on which clutch to use?
1) Do I need to go RTS at this point?
2) Will an uprated turbo setup be OK?
 
thanks for any help!
 
Nick

 



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Posted 16 December 2020 - 05:03 PM

You'll be fine with a uprated friction plate at 120hp. Standard they were 93hp so it isn't a vast increase. I think the rally plate is the one to use.

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Posted 16 December 2020 - 05:28 PM

Is it a road car as well or just a drag one ?



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Posted 16 December 2020 - 05:50 PM

Is it a road car as well or just a drag one ?

Weekend road fun only - maybe the occasional track day but I've got another car which is better suited to that.



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Posted 16 December 2020 - 06:11 PM

I'd use what you have there, and just put a decent friction plate in it, if you find it slips then think about the uprated turbo verto.



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Posted 16 December 2020 - 07:58 PM

From my experience - I used the uprated 180mm clutch plate and the AP 20% increased pressure cover. At 7 psi it slipped. Replaced with an RTS, no issues at 18psi.



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Posted 17 December 2020 - 08:50 AM

From my experience - I used the uprated 180mm clutch plate and the AP 20% increased pressure cover. At 7 psi it slipped. Replaced with an RTS, no issues at 18psi.

thanks Steve, that's useful.

I don't fancy slipping at 7psi.

Probably best to build it once and be done with it.

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Posted 17 December 2020 - 01:55 PM


From my experience - I used the uprated 180mm clutch plate and the AP 20% increased pressure cover. At 7 psi it slipped. Replaced with an RTS, no issues at 18psi.

thanks Steve, that's useful.
I don't fancy slipping at 7psi.
Probably best to build it once and be done with it.
Nick

Absolutely! Hindsight teaches us not to waste your money trying to achieve the minimum, invest in doing it right first time!

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Posted 17 December 2020 - 05:39 PM

Makes me wonder what SC use wih their Rotex supercharged conversion. Peak torque is about 135 lbft.



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Posted 17 December 2020 - 07:51 PM

Makes me wonder what SC use wih their Rotex supercharged conversion. Peak torque is about 135 lbft.

RTS. They order from Pad Jo (Simon), like most other people after one.






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