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    mhuppertz Well-Known Member

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    I an finishing a 440 build, at least 500 on motor, maybe 150 shot, at least 600 lb/ft, 1969 Dart, will probably end up at about 3,300lbs. Have a Lakewood Scatter shield, 23 spline A833, Dana 60, 4.10 gears with True Track locker.
    From what I understand, I can use a 130 or 142 tooth flywheel, but I am not 100% sure about that.
    Questions are:
    1. I would like to use the smaller, lighter flywheel if I can. Can I still use a 1995 Dakota style small starter?
    2. If I can use the smaller flywheel, would I have to use a dual disc clutch setup to clamp down a power shift?
    3. 130 tooth flywheel = 10.5" clutch?
    Sorry for my silly questions, I had a factory 4 speed Hemi Road Runner back in the day but I never had to mess with the clutch. Since then just build auto cars. I don't want to order the wrong stuff, can't afford to make a mistake!
    Thanks!
     
  2. RustyRatRod

    RustyRatRod I was born on a Monday. Not last Monday. FABO Gold Member

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    I would plan on the largest diameter clutch possible and let that dictate what bellhousing I used.
     
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    • mhuppertz

      mhuppertz Well-Known Member

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      I already have a brand new Lakewood bellhousing. I think it is pretty flexible, but I would like a light weight solution for the flywheel clutch since I will have a light((ish) car with 4.10:1 gears.
       
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      I had a Lakewood scatter shield on a big block and it had two sets of holes for starter mounting. One for 130 tooth flywheel and one for tha 143 tooth. I was using the 130 tooth flywheel with a 10.95 disc and it worked pretty good but I wasn’t making that much power.
       
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      If your scatter shield will take the big flywheel that’s what you want. If you are putting it on the hose that would tell me you are going to race it. If that’s the case, the 142t flywheel will expand the available clutches you can use. And the 11 inch stuff is cheaper. If you are worried about rotating weight, buy an aluminum flywheel.
       
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      cudascott It’s a sickness!

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      The Lakewood bell has starter provisions for both 10.5 and 11” flywheels there is a small bracket and pin required when using the 10.5 inch starter position.
      Just run the 143 tooth flywheel with a McLeod dual disc RXT and roll on.
       
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      RustyRatRod I was born on a Monday. Not last Monday. FABO Gold Member

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      Ok. Then use a 9" slant 6 clutch.
       
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      I don't think that will hold a 500 hp big-block even without the nitrous.
       
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      RustyRatRod I was born on a Monday. Not last Monday. FABO Gold Member

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      I recommended something that would. Then he said he wanted something light.
       
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      What headers are ya' using? The 143 flywheel with TTIs may require an even smaller starter and notching of the bell.
      FWIW, some reference from the way back book.......
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      look at a mcloed soft loc, they work great
       
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        RustyRatRod I was born on a Monday. Not last Monday. FABO Gold Member

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        If you use a flywheel for a 10.5" clutch, use the 10.95" clutch. The pressure plate housing is scalloped to fit the larger clutch disc onto the 10.5" flywheel.
         
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