Torque limit of a Zoom MU5505-1 clutch kit

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Torque limit of a Zoom MU5505-1 clutch kit

Post by pdq67 » Fri Jun 26, 2015 11:48 am

Bought a Perfection/Zoom MU5505-1 clutch, (11" dia. plate), from Summit for my Camaro and out of curiosity I am wondering how much torque it will hold? Anybody have any ideas here?

It's behind my about 550hp/580T/496 BBC along with my stock M-20 and 3.31 posi- 12-bolt. Tires will be like 295-50's or whatever I can find that will match up to my old L-60/14's but in a modern 17" rim size.

Thanks for any reply's.

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Re: Torque limit of a Zoom MU5505-1 clutch kit

Post by pdq67 » Mon Jun 29, 2015 10:45 am

Nobody knows??

In other words, if it slips buy a MORE expensive one.

And if it slips buy a MUCH MORE expensive one!

And finally end up with one of GM's "dual-disc" clutch kits...

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Re: Torque limit of a Zoom MU5505-1 clutch kit

Post by autogear » Tue Jun 30, 2015 4:38 pm

I dont work with Zoom/Perfection stuff so I can't say. I hope you at least changed the input gear to a 26 spline M20 input AND that its using a 1" c/shaft

If you asked me for a recommendation I would have said a Ram Powergrip would do nicely. Realistically PDQ, as long as you're using a hard tire, you don't need to worry about holding the whole motor, since the rest of the car can't either. Im sure it'll do okay for you; maybe not for 30,000 miles, but long enough to justify a couple hundred on a new clutch LOL

Kudos on getting this old warhorse on the road man....

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Re: Torque limit of a Zoom MU5505-1 clutch kit

Post by pdq67 » Sun Jul 05, 2015 12:34 am

Thanks A/G.
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