Originally Posted by VaMP
Do you know the rating for the getrag in the Fiero so we can get a good estimate of what the F35 might handle?
No, but it cant handle a 3800SC with about 350HP...
The data is too old for the 282 and 284 to find. Maybe in some old sales documents the info might be there still. I have looked online a few times.
The Diff housing area on this F35 is huge. Well beefed up casing structure.
I just got my LSJ and F35 today. I removed the transmission and took a peek at the clutch and pressure plate. The clutch disk is large and thick for a stock unit. Its still a LUK disk and pressure plate however. They typically produce GM's factory installed stuff. I see the hydualic release bearing must have needed some extra "feel" so they installed a secondary dummy spring plate. The release bearing worked very easy, so surely it is not for helping the release bearing to return to home position.
This disk looks like the typical OEM style, slip it to many times and it will be done..
The flywheel is heavy and thick. I see it is neutral balanced. Thats nice so lighten ones just need equal holes. The flywheel can handle a 9 11/16th disk with modifications. I use this size in the 3800SC engines. McLeod makes a disc in cinder iron that can handle 550HP and is still very streetable.