[DML] Re: Clutch Disk (performance clutch system)
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[DML] Re: Clutch Disk (performance clutch system)



John and others,

Just to make sure everyone is on the same page regarding high
performance clutch systems for the DeLorean, clutch pad material
is only a part of the equation.  Many high performance or racing
applications will use many small round discs of clutch material
(referred to as "pucks") instead of one continuous ring around
the clutch disc.  This design has many benefits such as grabbing
force and reduced retained heat.  However, this is only a small
part of an entire performance clutch system.

Another part of the equation is the clamping and holding force
of the pressure plate.  For years, CenterForce had used extra
weights between the "fingers" on a stock DeLorean pressure plate
to increase the clamping and holding force of the CenterForce
clutch kit, however, with a slight change in the Valeo design in
the past few years, I noticed the CenterForce clutch kit looks
virtually the same as the Valeo kits.  If a perormance kit is to
be offered, the pressure plate cannot be ignored.

The thirs part of the equation is the spring rates on the clutch
disc itself.  Although I have not verified that the spring rates
on the CenterForce are different (and/or better) than the stock
Valeo springs, they are at least different in appearance.

Just a few helpful hints to keep everyone on the same page.

Later,
Rich W.


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "John Hervey" <john@xxxx> wrote:
> Group, 
> Does any one have any clutch disk cores laying around you don't 
want. 
> I will trade or buy them. We are working with a resurfacing 
company 
> that can will make the clutch pad in Kevlar for high performance 
> applications. The resurfacing pads were using now is a blend of 
> organic material with copper and Kevlar fibers in it, but the 
complete 
> pads with Kevlar is what we want to work on. 
> Please advise on or off line:
> John@xxxx
> Thanks
> John Hervey






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