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 Post subject: Copperhead clutch disk
PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 11:30 am 
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I bought this disk on the recommendation of John Connoly of Aircooled.net. Here's the link --> http://aircooled.net/new-bin/viewproduc ... 01&cartid=
I opted for the sprung center variety (which they don't show for some reason) to try and reduce driveline shock a little, every bit counts.
The disk is a dual compound disk with a fiber material on one side and sintered copper "pucks" on the other, it's designed to slip a little and then stay put. This is really important on the type 1 transmission which was designed for ~ 50 hp, that little bit of slippage greatly reduces the shock load in the tranny and helps save it from gernading. John runs this disk in his 250 hp race car. I haven't done any "drag style" launches with it yet (my new engine and tranny literally have about a mile on them, lol) but I can say for sure that sucker grabs HARD! Especially going from a stock disk. I am using it with a Kennedy Stage 1 pressure plate (1700 lb). This combo feels really nice, it grabs very hard, but after a few take-offs you get used to it and you can engage it very smoothly. I give it an A+ so far, I'll update my impressions of it when I get some more time on it.

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 Post subject: Re: Copperhead clutch disk
PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 1:39 pm 
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I drove the car to work for the first time yesterday in stop and go traffic. It's not too bad, but I can say that it does take a bit of finesse to drive with the copperhead disk and Kennedy Stage 1 in traffic, that combo really wants to grab!

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 Post subject: Re: Copperhead clutch disk
PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2008 1:51 pm 
Thanks for the great write up!

Clutch reviews are some of the most needed ones; it is a commitment to buy and install and not know what you are gonna end up with.


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 Post subject: Re: Copperhead clutch disk
PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2008 2:05 pm 
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I'm still very happy with it! It's a bit grabby in traffic, especially once its warmed up, but definitely drivable with a little finesse :thumbs:

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