Originally Posted by wmf62
WOW,, that is one heck of a big balance weight on that pressure plate....
THAT IS EXACTLY CORRECT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
IT SCARED ME!
So, I installed the pressure plate/disc using an old tranny input shaft to center up the disc as best as possible (fingers crossed).
Then I had my son fire up the engine and let it idle. Felt smooth.
Then I had him accelerate the engine a few times. Felt smooth.
Then I installed the bell housing and tranny and repeated the above. Felt smooth.
Then I drove it, easy, slow, hard, fast, a couple of hard burnouts, drove it to Chevellabration in Nashville, went on a cruise to the NCM, made several passes down the strip, drove it back to OKC, still driving it. IT'S STILL SMOOTH!!!!!!
Soooooooooooooo, I'm guessing that whoever put that big balance weight on it knew what they were doing!