Okay - here's the deal on the Ford V8 Clutches.
The kit I described consists of all new parts. The pressure plate is available in two spring ratings depending on torque loads. The heavier one is mandatory on the 200+ engines.
The kit uses a ceramic button type friction plate that had a sprung centre. The friction buttons are larger than a traditional button clutch, in fact they are about equivalent to four or six small brake pads (if you get my drift :confused: ) rather than the standard continuous friction material. Having the sprung centre meaans as far as the driver is concerned the clutch is only slightly heavier on the pedal, a little grabby (can still be slipped), but does not shudder or pig-root down the road. I have used these kits before and found them to be a good compromise on performance vs driveability vs reliability.
The kits are now manufactured by Daikin with the AU2 220kW compatible clutch available from this Friday.
The whole kit costs around $625 from Premier Clutch and Brake Service Alexandria Sydney 96670242. Talk to Brian.
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