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    Cheater I see the transmission jack
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ares View Post
    Cheater I see the transmission jack
    list of excuses Ö.

    im doing it with a right arm with no strength.
    im 55 and have got soft
    im out of practice because the G101a is so good it comes out once a year for clutch refresh (ties into getting soft)

    that sucker is about 20# more than the T5ís I used to press in gravel at a track, itís just about 10# to much for me now.

    beside those, out of excuses, lol
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    Well as excuses go. Those are pretty good
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    New clutch is in (right arm was actually a little helpful too).

    a couple of notes for anyone that is following:

    I was surprised (maybe stunned) the McLeod is 1.6# lighter than the Black Magic assembly. Cales stuff definitely uses thicker heat shields, but I really thought the billet aluminum hat would of won.

    Iíve got got notes to switch back and forth if needed, but the levers are lower in the McLeod and I need to add a spacer back in to my adjustable throw out bearing.

    Hard to describe typing, but the whole adjustment range for the McLeod is much better. My fork was the whole way back to get finger clearance now itís 3/8Ē up, an Iíve got much more adjustment room. To be seen if it matters, but this all felt so right as I was adjusting while the Black Magic unit always felt like it was on the edges.

    not that I have that much in it, but those 2 clutch assemblies would cost over $5k to replace now. Itís silly how committed you need to be to stick race effectively
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    Ya the McLeod Soft-Lok is not cheap. Least for a 10.5" for a 4.6 and 8 bolt crank.
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    Not that it matters, but I bet you would end up with a 10” in a soft lok. Pretty common size for most sintered iron and gives you the needed room in a bellhousing. One of my friends is near 1500 HP with a T56 and he was the first i knew that went to 11” (and 6 levers).

    My flywheels are pretty custom, and was surprised they aren’t outrageous. The new one built by McLeod, the one with my Black Magic was built by Ram. In the interest of life of the clutch, I still favor the black magic with thicker inserts that are bolted on versus the thinner McLeod that are riveted on.

    that’s the “win” with a soft lok from either. New disc is about $100 and service is $250 ish. My first season I send my back for service, but ran the last 2 years on mine and just sending it in now. McLeod has right in their instructions most see 2 seasons on their stuff too. Big buy in, but once you own it service / rebuild is affordable and comes back like new.
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    Senior Member Ares's Avatar
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    McLeod only shows a 10.5" for my setup unless they make something custom. I'm sure i will have to look into a much better clutch. That will wait until next year and I'll be asking you all kinds of questions.
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    2012 Ram 2500 4x4, 5.7 Hemi, leveled, 35" tires
    2004 Mustang GT - Comp Orange/5speed Best 1/4 11.94@113.64, 1/8 7.59@89.48, 1.57 60' - Best 60' 1.51, just a NA 2v

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