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Old 02-24-2008, 07:37 AM   #1
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Default Replacement clutch for NTC3

If anyone could help would be appreciated. I am lookin for a replacement clutch for the NTC3 to replace the stock clutch. I have been lookin all over. Haven't found anything yet. After talkin to the guys at my local track. It seems the biggest weakness on stock NTC3 is the clutch. Also any other tips for setting it up for racein will help. Already got the list of parts I need to convert it to NPstart. And foam wheels. Just have to research about wheels.

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I would look at a centax clutch here are a couble on the bay.

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Old 02-24-2008, 12:40 PM   #3
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thx will def look at that.
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I knew several racers who successfully ran stock 3-shoe clutch setups with the stiffer copper springs. Are you sure you have it set up correctly? What seems to be the problem?

Centax-style clutches are nice but need careful setting-up and more maintenance for consistent performance as the clutch shoe wears. And also due to the engine orientation in the NTC3 (flywheel facing the rear of the car), centax adjustment can be a right pain because the rear chassis brace sits smack in the way.
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I knew several racers who successfully ran stock 3-shoe clutch setups with the stiffer copper springs. Are you sure you have it set up correctly? What seems to be the problem?

Centax-style clutches are nice but need careful setting-up and more maintenance for consistent performance as the clutch shoe wears. And also due to the engine orientation in the NTC3 (flywheel facing the rear of the car), centax adjustment can be a right pain because the rear chassis brace sits smack in the way.
Haven't even started racing yet. Hopeing to get my feet wet this seaon at my local track. Its 458' center line. I posted on a thread they have been and someone said the stock NTC3 clutch would hold me back because of the limited adjustability. Money is tight so probly gonna just stick with it stock except for converting it to starter box and take it from there.
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Soulbear,
I ran the same clutch shoes in my NTC3 for 2 years. The only thing you might need to do is either use the stiffer springs or drill a small hole in each shoe to make the clutch think that you have stiffer springs on it. There is a big assortment of gears available for that clutch. Not as many for the spur but if you run the FT spurs 54/48 then you keep the 6 tooth spread you can change the clutchbell gears to get whatever ratio you want. We have about a 200' straight and it is competitive with the other cars, depends on the driver.
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I ran the same clutch shoes in my NTC3 for 2 years. The only thing you might need to do is either use the stiffer springs or drill a small hole in each shoe to make the clutch think that you have stiffer springs on it. There is a big assortment of gears available for that clutch. Not as many for the spur but if you run the FT spurs 54/48 then you keep the 6 tooth spread you can change the clutchbell gears to get whatever ratio you want. We have about a 200' straight and it is competitive with the other cars, depends on the driver.
thx will look into that also.
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i agree with everybody i would stick to either upgrading to the gold springs on the stock clutch or converting to a 3 shoe clutch. i am running a modded novamega on the stock clutch with the upgraded springs and have not had a problem yet
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anybody know where to find a 3 shoe clutch for a ntc3
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anybody know where to find a 3 shoe clutch for a ntc3
Have you drilled out a hole in the clutch shoe yet?
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no i am running the gold springs though
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