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Old 20th-May-2019, 06:58 PM   #1
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I get it that any three pedal car that's raced should have a scattershield or approved bellhousing. But I'm not excited about the fab drama that brings when trying to run a 153 tooth flywheel and the OEM clutch linkage.

But I got to thinking about this idea... I have no interior in my rig right now. Seems like it would be pretty easy to fab up a 1/4" plate welded onto the interior of the floor to accomplish the same end result (protecting my legs, feet, testes, etc.)
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Old 21st-May-2019, 09:33 AM   #2
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Bellhousing

Your idea would not pass safety inspection. Even with DOT legal tires, your vehicle should have SFI rated clutch, bellhousing, and helmet. Front drive shaft loop also.
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Old 21st-May-2019, 10:38 AM   #3
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roger that. I found some proper lakewoods on ebay for about half price that are already clocked for the OEM linkage. Good price for peace of mind.
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Old 21st-May-2019, 12:04 PM   #4
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I kinda think the plate is only going to be as strong as what is supporting it. So the plate may still be attached to the floor, but nothing is holding the floor. Maybe just a heavier piece of shrapnel to hit you.
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See, this is what the chronic tinkerer dreams up while bored. I snapped out of it and found a used lakewood on this site. Done. Thanks everyone!

On a side note, I understand you need to check alignment on those with a dial gauge? Not sure how to do this, can anyone run me thru what exactly to check?
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I get it that any three pedal car that's raced should have a scattershield or approved bellhousing. But I'm not excited about the fab drama that brings when trying to run a 153 tooth flywheel and the OEM clutch linkage.

But I got to thinking about this idea... I have no interior in my rig right now. Seems like it would be pretty easy to fab up a 1/4" plate welded onto the interior of the floor to accomplish the same end result (protecting my legs, feet, testes, etc.)
as has been already stated about not passing tech,.. the scattershield keeps pieces off of the engine block, spectators, & the other drivers tires..
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WOW - thank you!
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Be sure to run the block plate too. It's just as important as the bellhousing part. And use all the bolt holes all the way around.
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Yep - got the block plate along with the BH.
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Scattershield Idea

Duntov why not run a hydraulic throwout bearing, McLeod makes a nice one that replaces your front bearing retainer on your transmission. It comes in a kit for Nova's with all the brackets and fluid reservoir.
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Yeah that's what I think I might do with my '64....

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I still have a Lakewood scatter shield and engine plate i'm gonna sell. Message me if interested .
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Don't forget an SFI approved billet flywheel as well.
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