Given the single disc “old school” clutch package we discussed in the past two sections, we have to keep in mind that technology has relentlessly marched forward. In most dedicated racing applications, clutches have shrunk dramatically in size.
Today, there’s a wide array of clutches available on the high performance market, from complex race-only equipment to street only pieces. In between are some pretty neat combinations – hardware that is perfectly suited for both the street and the strip.
Part II of this series looks at the basics of a custom fabricated rear axle housing. You might be surprised at the thought and the technology that goes into one of these pieces.
In the pair of previous segments of “Horsepower In A Box,” we examined the hardware found inside a crate motor (or perhaps more correctly, what hardware to look for). Cylinder blocks, reciprocating assemblies, camshafts and associated valve train hardware and cylinder heads were the pieces we touched upon.