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« on: January 28, 2011, 11:21:49 AM »

Are there any known/documented 69's that had the HD Dual Disc Clutch? I've read Wayne Guinn's article on the RPO many times and am intrigued by it.

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« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2011, 05:17:02 PM »

None in the database and it's fairly certain the MA6 never made it into production for the Camaro. Corvette yes, but even then only 102 cars!

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« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2011, 01:41:57 AM »

I believe Charley Lillard had a documented '69 Z once where the original owner ordered the MA6 and it wasn't built with that option. Not sure if that means it was never actually available or if it just was not available at the time the car actually got built.

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« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2011, 10:18:23 PM »

Production totals for MA6 in a Camaro was the big zero. Engine build records confirm it.
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« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2011, 10:51:53 PM »

Production totals for MA6 in a Camaro was the big zero. Engine build records confirm it.

Engine suffix codes reserved for use with MA6 heavy-duty clutch (none known to have been produced)...

L48 - HP
L35 - JU
L34 - KA
L78 - KC
L89 - KE

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« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2011, 07:44:00 PM »

The MA6 clutch was available on '69 Corvettes (only on the 3x2 L-71 and 3x2 L-71/L-89), and 102 were sold (out of 38,762 Corvettes); they were a warranty nightmare and were never offered again.
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« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2011, 10:35:36 PM »

The MA6 clutch was available on '69 Corvettes; they were a warranty nightmare and were never offered again.

John,

What was the problem with them?

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« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2011, 11:09:14 AM »

The MA6 clutch was available on '69 Corvettes; they were a warranty nightmare and were never offered again.

John,

What was the problem with them?

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Mostly noise/vibration - chatter from the floater plate.
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« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2011, 05:46:44 PM »

I drove a cement truck for years that had the double clutch plates in them and they made a lot of noise with the clutch in.
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« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2011, 06:30:39 PM »

Like the Ducati dry clutch...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuU8ung70RA

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« Reply #10 on: April 27, 2011, 05:41:13 PM »

I though I remembering reading that Olds offered the dual disc clutch in 70, or was that my projecting onto/into the haze?
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« Reply #11 on: April 28, 2011, 11:15:58 AM »

The heavy duty dual disc clutch RPO W37 was offered by Oldsmobile in 71 & 72. In 71 it only required the M20 or M22 option & 442, but in 72 they made it engine specific with the L75 & L77 engines in any model of Cutlass with the M20 trans.............RatPack..................
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« Reply #12 on: May 01, 2011, 07:11:40 PM »

Wow, my memory does serve... every once in a while. Wink
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« Reply #13 on: May 10, 2011, 05:26:59 PM »

Photo of the MA6 clutch in the March '70 issue of Motor Trend.

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« Reply #14 on: July 01, 2011, 10:24:15 PM »

Read here http://www.yearone.com/enthusiast/restoarchives/summer96/sum96best-kept-secrets/camaro.htm

Production totals for MA6 in a Camaro was the big zero. Engine build records confirm it.

Engine suffix codes reserved for use with MA6 heavy-duty clutch (none known to have been produced)...

L48 - HP
L35 - JU
L34 - KA
L78 - KC
L89 - KE

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« Reply #15 on: July 01, 2011, 11:32:20 PM »

Quote

Yeah, they published that from Wayne Guinn's site CAMARO UNTOLD SECRETS back in 1996. (As a matter of fact, HERE'S the real page from Wayne's site.)

The problem is that Wayne hasn't updated his site in over ten years and a lot has been discovered between then and now. As Kurt stated, the production numbers show zero and the engine build records confirm this.

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