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Owner: Doctor DeBo
Year: 1992
Model: Mustang LX
Mods: Heavy
State: GA
Type: Nice Weather
ET Range: Unknown
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Lyn & Rob Walter's 2001 Mustang GT
Couples that play together stay together, and this month’s Stang Stud and Mare definitely prove that this is true!  Welcome new members, Rob and Lyn Walter to the Female Power section.  A couple from North Richland Hills, Texas, the two began attending car shows in 2002 but before they knew it... they were HOOKED!  “We had such a good time at our first few shows that now we don’t know what to do on a weekend without one!  And since joining Mustang Works and GC2 [...
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Which heads for a 393W
Edelbrock Vic Jr's
Result: 26%
Pro Topline 200's
Result: 7%
FMS Z304 heads (204cc's)
Result: 11%
Brodix track 1's
Result: 2%
TFS high ports
Result: 30%
Other: post it.
Result: 23%

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[05/24/2001] RAM VDS Diaphragm Clutch System Released

VDS (Variable Diaphragm System) is a clutch system, just released by RAM Clutches, for racers either requiring or desiring to use a diaphragm clutch system. The clutch features variable static pressure settings. This is a complete assembly including flywheel, pressure plate, and disc.

In drag racing, the clutch is the traction control device for the car. The clutch system applies stored energy to the rear wheels during launch. To obtain optimum clutch performance, you must have enough flywheel mass to get the car moving and enough clutch clamping pressure to accelerate the vehicle. RAM claims the VDS allows you to set up the clutch to optimize your engine / vehicle combination for superior performance.

However, RAM also says the VDS system is set up with the maximum clamp pressure from the factory. They recommend beginning with a high clamp load, as insufficient clamp pressure will cause premature wear to the clutch disc. After a few baseline runs, the clamp load can be varied to further optimize performance. The pressure ring is user-replaceable in the field.

The RAM VDS clutch system is SFI approved for competition, which is required in vehicles running 11.99 or faster in the quarter mile.


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