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TVR Beaver

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2,595 posts

63 months

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Thursday 4th October 2012 quote quote all
I'm looking to buy a new clutch for my 500 to inspire me this winter to get the engine out etc... The last set up I had showed the car to be around the 340 LBF mark at 4K so I needa clutch that will cope with this... My existing one is not bad as I don't think it slips and thats just a std 500 unit well bedded in.. but looking at the spec of these, they are only rated to 320 LBF ?
But I also want a clutch and not a on / off switch... and not a LEFT leg workout unit laugh
I know AP do a stronger unit as Daz sent me the numbers somewhere.. but have not been able to get AP at a resonable price (whos best for AP?)
And I know V8D do Helix units but I did read somewhere about problems with them (although I can't find that now).. and obviously excluding the one thats been ripped using noz hehe
So any suggestions / advice at all rolleyes

Cheers driving

Edited by TVR Beaver on Friday 5th October 13:40

FlipFlopGriff

5,493 posts

130 months

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You use your right leg yikes
No wonder you're having problems wink
FFG

pjac67

1,714 posts

135 months

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My V8D clutch works fine and light/smooth - good for 400 lb ft I believe .....

Paul.

TVR Beaver

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2,595 posts

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FlipFlopGriff said:
You use your right leg yikes
No wonder you're having problems wink
FFG
Good point laugh no wonder I'm having problems!! I will amend type

Edited by TVR Beaver on Friday 5th October 13:42

TVR Beaver

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pjac67 said:
My V8D clutch works fine and light/smooth - good for 400 lb ft I believe .....

Paul.
Thanks Paul... but the spec I got says 320 Lbf??? unless they are getting stronger ones?

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carsy

2,007 posts

48 months

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Maybe worth speaking with Haircutmike. I am sure it was a Helix he had that he didnt like.

SILICONEKID340HP

11,551 posts

114 months

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AP racing 340ftlb


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Edited by SILICONEKID340HP on Friday 5th October 21:01


Edited by SILICONEKID340HP on Friday 5th October 21:06

Chilliman

5,164 posts

44 months

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carsy said:
Maybe worth speaking with Haircutmike. I am sure it was a Helix he had that he didnt like.
Haircutmike is no longer with us frown Some bloke called Phazed or something similar appears to have bought HCM's car and assimilated his previous persona. Either that or he's having another mid-life crises smile

TVR Beaver

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Chilliman said:
Haircutmike is no longer with us frown Some bloke called Phazed or something similar appears to have bought HCM's car and assimilated his previous persona. Either that or he's having another mid-life crises smile
What... No HCM !... where is he hideing?
confused

Anyway.. got your release papers yet?? driving

What clutch do you have on yours??

Chilliman

5,164 posts

44 months

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Hi John, Still looking like back end of this month, unlikely to be before the 20th! I still have the boggo 500 clutch, there was lots of meat on it when the engine was rebuilt last year so it stayed! I think I may be getting a bit of slip now but its nothing hugely noticeable, possibly because I dont have bags of instant massive torque at low revs... I do seem to have 'rev counter lag' tho' although that might be my imagination smile Very interested in the responses you're getting here, and DBV8's thread on clutches, seems a 'hot' topic at the moment! I have a rough target figure for BHP with the Rotrex fitted, but no idea what it will do to the torque figure! A new clutch is definitely on the to do list when the Rotrex is installed, and as usual I'll almost certainly take Rob's advice... Like yourself though, I don't want to have to do single leg squats just to keep the right one the same size as the left one smile


TVR Beaver

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TBH there may be a lot on mine when I look but at 50K I think a new one just to be sure......
May go the AP route as Daz says as I think it was Pete who had problems with the Helix?....
Let me know when then and we can plan things... but needs to be this month if poss... I'm itching to get started!!... biggrin

John N

22 posts

35 months

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Just looked back at the invoice for my Taraka Plus rebuild at Power as I had the clutch done at the same time. The part number on the invoice is Q0101. On their website this looks like the std 5ltr AP plate. I'm having no issues with it when hustling along...as you do... The engine was giving 306lbs at the wheels from Power's dyno. From memory I think you have similar numbers.

phazed

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87 months

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I did have a Helix paddle clutch which I changed after 1K miles as I couldn't stand it as it was soooo heavy, (really heavy).

It also juddered and was a bit of a switch!

I went back to a standard 5.0 clutch as t6he last one lasted about 20K miles, 30+ T/Ds and about 40 runs up the strip!

TVR Beaver

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thanks for that.. all good info..... I was told the original clutch was a std Land Rover unit on the 500's... I know Power fit the AP's now...
As Daz posted above the uprated AP's are available and if they are not too heavy I may get that...
Keep looking.. Cheers!!

SILICONEKID340HP

11,551 posts

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TVR Beaver said:
thanks for that.. all good info..... I was told the original clutch was a std Land Rover unit on the 500's... I know Power fit the AP's now...
As Daz posted above the uprated AP's are available and if they are not too heavy I may get that...
Keep looking.. Cheers!!
Mine does not feel any different to the standard clutch ..the 340lb clutch has green paint on the the pressure plate and cover so you know its the correct one ..don`t think you could wear it out o a 4l car .

The weird thing is the plate has Borg&Beck stamped on it .


WokingWedger

643 posts

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TVR Beaver said:
to inspire me this winter to get the engine out etc...
So what are you planning to do when the engine is out ? ears

TVR Beaver

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WokingWedger said:
So what are you planning to do when the engine is out ? ears
Have a look for that Bl**dy noise! laugh... as a minimum, replace the pistons I think... But get it all measured up... Look at cam float and check all pre-loads before it comes in bits... And then go from there.... I just know it's going to end up costing a fortune wink

Will give you a quote once its done biggrin

Edited by TVR Beaver on Monday 8th October 15:24

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