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FRC Joe 04-06-2010 6:58am

Quicktime SFI Bellhousing Install
 
As part of my driveline freshen up, I added a Quicktime SFI approved bellhousing. The benefit of one of these is only realized in the event of a clutch or flywheel failure, the idea being that the high strength steel bell will keep the shrapnel from cutting your feet off! That may be a little dramatic, but if you google clutch explosion you'll see the destruction that can be caused. It aint pretty.

Here's a shot of the bellhousing being test fit to the end of the torque tube.
http://members.cox.net/joe.creecy/bellhousing01.jpg

This isnt a straightforward install, as the bellhousing flange is circular to start with and must be trimmed to clear header tubes. I also trimmed a fair amount off the bottom as it would be the lowest point of the car by an inch or more otherwise. The flange is thick steel, a plasma cutter is your best bet if you have access to one. The dashed line shows where the flange used to be.
http://members.cox.net/joe.creecy/bellhousing03.jpg

Also in need of attention is the notch for the clutch slave bleeder. The bellhousing will not clear an aftermarket clutch bleeder line (it barely clears the stock screw). The dashed line indicates the additional clearance that was required.
http://members.cox.net/joe.creecy/bellhousing02.jpg

Cobra4B 04-06-2010 7:47am

Is that a C5/C6 specific part or does it have other applications? If it's a C5/C6 part why in the world would they not do the R&D to deliver it in a proper for so you don't have to make any modifications?

allthrottleandsomebottle 04-06-2010 8:00am

Nice Joe, Just saw one 4 sale on the CF:D

FRC Joe 04-06-2010 8:02am

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cobra4B (Post 32034)
Is that a C5/C6 specific part or does it have other applications? If it's a C5/C6 part why in the world would they not do the R&D to deliver it in a proper for so you don't have to make any modifications?

As far as I know it's C5/C6 specific. If I had to guess I'd say that QT figures that by the time someone is putting one of these on their car, there's no telling what else they've done to it. And that providing maximum material allows for trimming to individual applications while retaining maximum strength.

Cobra4B 04-06-2010 8:28am

Yeah, but the fact is that as delivered you can't even install headers! How many people who would need/want that bit wouldn't run LT headers.... just seems odd to me.


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