Clutch replacement suggestions?

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Clutch replacement suggestions?

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Post by MyDads69Cugr » 29 Nov 2017, 12:04

Sourcing parts while waiting for engine and trans to come back from rebuilder. Replacing clutch as part of resto. 351W (about 300hp) with stock toploader 4speed. Weekend cruiser, want stock feel. Diaphragm style recommended. ZOOM, MPact, AMS Automotive, Sachs, etc have affordable kits. Kevlar available too, don't know if that's worth the extra $$$. Thinking that a Centerforce or Ram Powergrip at $400-500 is not worth it for my application. Recommendations?

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Post by R Code » 29 Nov 2017, 17:49

I always had good results using stock clutch parts.
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Post by leonbray » 30 Nov 2017, 03:22

Stick with stock clutch. I have a comp clutch in my Eliminator and it is a pig to drive
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Post by R Code » 30 Nov 2017, 11:04

Ps - a lot of times those "gorilla" clutches are hard on the fragile Z bars, etc.
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Post by MyDads69Cugr » 30 Nov 2017, 12:00

When you say "stock" do you mean FoMoCo parts, or will an aftermarket clutch brand that calls itself a stock replacement work? Was more looking for suggestions about various brands, is any one better or does someone have experience with a certain brand that they would recommend? I was not planning on getting what they call a high performance clutch like a Comp or a Centerforce.

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Post by R Code » 30 Nov 2017, 13:09

Ford parts are good, stock replacement parts are fine as well (reputable). Go to your local NAPA (for instance) vs. Rockauto, because you'll want to have your flywheel surfaced as well.

PS - great looking car.
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Post by 1969XR7Vert » 30 Nov 2017, 13:55

I run a Centerforce diaphragm clutch and it is pretty good. I say pretty good in that it is right on the edge of not enough for the 450-500 HP 408C stroker I run. For a 300 HP 351 engine it would be perfect. Goes right in place of the stock Long style clutch and uses the same T/O bearing.

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Post by mo2872 » 01 Dec 2017, 10:01

+1 on the Centerforce he linked. That was perfect for my 302, and one of these days, it should be perfect for my 351w/393, if I ever get around to finishing the install.....
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Post by R Code » 01 Dec 2017, 10:04

mo2872 wrote:
01 Dec 2017, 10:01
+1 on the Centerforce he linked. That was perfect for my 302, and one of these days, it should be perfect for my 351w/393, if I ever get around to finishing the install.....
Please quote HP figures whenever you reference your engine, along with 1/4 mile times. Pro Forma #s are fine, as long as you quote them whenever even remotely applicable.
- Chris

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