Awhile back I was looking at running the 9.75 index and might again consider it and am wanting to run a manual. 1st question is how many passes is the Jerico good for taking into consideration that everything is right and I know how to drive it? How much is the complete setup going to run me? Can I use the Lakewood scatter shield? I went to boninfanteracing.com/ to see if I could get some info but the site is 'under construction' so....what would I expect to pay for the clutch setup? I know the Long shifter isn't cheap either but at least I already have the trans. Car in question is a 66-67 Belvedere. Thanks!
My jerico was used (from Dago Red) when I built the car and is still in it. Best pass 9.38. Will run in the .50-.60 range all day.....I have replaced one input shaft, 1/2 slider and dog twice, 3/4 once and bearings /seals once. The original clutch disc came out at about 800 passes and is still good for a back up. Input and one 1/2 slider was may fault when I broke the shifter. You don't need the long shifter , Mark and I alternate between those and a hurst h pattern, I like the h better , but it wears faster. Lakewood is what I use and what is in Mark and GTS Dave's. You need to do a minor mod on the fork mount for longevity, but it is fine otherwise. I don't remember what the clutch setup cost, but I want to say 1800...you might pm Greg (VHEpower on here) as he bought one fairly recently. The clutch cost is flywheel, pressure plate, disc, weight box and dial indicator. On rookie setting they are indestructible , as you take static out, depending on how good you are, it can take some life from the disc/ make the tranny more susceptible to breakage. When you get ready I can call Nick as outsiders get a small discount.
Cranky, running the FX classes is not for the faint of heart........and with a 4 speed it only gets worse...be prepared to get some VERY good help with the setup on any brand of clutch. We developed the single disc clutch for Boninfante...they said, "we will build you one, you have to make it work"....they specialize in multi disc top fuel and alky clutches........there ARE some things about the Boninfante clutches that are different from the rest of the offerings out there and you MUST be prepared to work with them to achieve a sweet spot that YOUR car and setup will like.........I set up one for Schultz and he ran it for an entire season without touching it...but it was only because he had no idea on what to do so he just ran it..........I got it at the end of that season and the clutch was literaly falling out and was toast....But, it made the entire season and worked well.............I usually freshen up the clutch every 50 or so passes to keep it at it's best setup...........a clutch car takes scheduled maint. and I mean be ready to have CARNAL knowledge of pulling the trans and the clutch...and the entire setup has to come out for this work...........Record keeping is an absolute must...every little thing...........special tools for the adjustment and some alteration to the bellhousing is required...........LAKEWOOD IS GONE...you may still be able to find one for your app, but the new company, QuickTime, is selling their bellhousing now...If you are planning on a Jerico there are a wide array of gear sets for them and you need to evaluate your cars weight, horsepower, rpm , rear gear and tire size BEFORE you use one...if you already have one...the car needs to be matched to that gear set to get max performance out of it....
If you like working UNDER the car..........go for it.............for the first season you will HAVE to pull it a couple of times for sure to get a visual on how it is working and make adjustments from that. It will NOT BE UNCOMMON to see only your feet sticking out from under your car at the track for a while .............and you will need someone that knows their way around the car to lend a hand...I can do it by myself, but .............it usually takes two ...and if you need to do an adjustment...it also takes two...this cannot be done alone...
Also there are some things that MUST be done in the construction of the car to properly install the Jerico in a B body. I can tell you how and can advise you on how to set up the clutch and I can GIVE you my best guess on the way I think it should be done.............but that I do not give away...I sell that.
Lakewood, Jerico and Boninfante in the Critter. Proven recipe from Mark and Damon. Best money I could have spent. This chit is too expensive to go it alone and I am sure with the power this thing is making, I would already be breaking parts with the chit I was gonna use.
I didn't know what a Boninfante clutch was until I met them. There was no way I could have possibly set this up without going to Mark and Damon. Worth every penny for Mark's chassis work and car design, and Damon's engine and everything else design work and advice. Of course they are happy to ride my ass for free when I fork up hehehe. But that's what I need to make sure I do it right and safely.
Friday night at the track Damon was coaching me on how to drive it with this clutch. Do this, don't do that, make sure you put a little heat in it here ect.... Still don't know what the hell I am doing yet, but learning as fast as I can. This is not a maintenance free deal, but I knew that going in. Do yourself a favor, don't guess on which parts you need, or on how to set it up. Spend the money and get with Mark and Damon to do it right the first time.........
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Hollywood: Hey Detroitman what kind of Mopar do you need that 489 case and gear for? I might have what your looking for.
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polarapirate: Hello fellow Victory racers, doe's anyone have a 440 good to go, maybe 500hp, you want to sell reasonable. My 440 is in poor shape. Hoping to be ready for August Gateway. Thank's !! George
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