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« on: March 22, 2011, 10:46:03 PM »

Pretty decent article on scattershields from March '68 Car Craft.





   
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« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2011, 11:02:38 PM »

Traco 302 engine from the Dick Guldstrand Camaro. Note the RC scattershield and the Bill Thomas header.

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« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2011, 10:49:00 PM »

Has anybody seen a real live one of these Wedge scattershields that said DANA on it?

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« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2011, 12:01:23 PM »

Here's a couple of photos of an old RC scattershield I have.



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« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2011, 07:37:22 AM »

Wow that Dana bell is very cool, never saw one before

I have a RC bell and wonder what color they were when new or if they were even painted or sold un-painted.
Mine looks to have original red paint on it.

The RC was used by Yenko and here is a original 1967 receipt where Yenko bought some and drop shipped some to the Dick Harrell shop

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« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2011, 11:18:19 AM »

Thanks for posting that invoice, Joe. Neat item. I only see black paint on my RC scattershield but I guess somebody could have sandblasted it and done a repaint. I've got no knowledge of what color RC may have originally used. If somebody else does, please let us know.
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« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2011, 10:04:53 PM »

That invoice is certainly a cool piece of documentation.

I own three of the cast iron RC scattershields and they are all black. The Anson scattershield I own as well as most of the Ansens I have seen have been orange.
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« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2011, 10:25:38 PM »

Robert,  it points out in the article above that the Ansen, Wedge and RC scattershields are not cast iron but rather are cast steel.  A big difference.  Also, the RC version is made of a special manganese molybdenum steel alloy which allows the metal to stretch in case of a clutch explosion, absorbing energy.

Thanks also for posting the info on what color your three RC scattershields are painted.
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« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2011, 09:49:16 AM »

Three views of a '60s era Lakewood scattershield. Lakewood normally painted
their stuff red but this one has been repainted over the years and is in need
of a freshening up. This is the small flywheel (153-tooth) version, p/n 1504 in
the old days. Lakewood now has 5-digit part numbers. Notice the inspection
cover in the bottom, standard back then but no longer available due to safety
concerns.





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« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2011, 08:57:08 PM »

1967 Lakewood ad for Camaro. Oddly, the photo is not a Camaro scattershield. Looks like one for a Chevy II/Nova.

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« Reply #10 on: May 08, 2011, 01:43:36 AM »

The Ansen version...

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« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2011, 04:53:33 PM »

Here's the Wedge version. Note the M/T marking on the housing also. I know Mickey Thompson had some involvement
with these but over the years I have forgotten if it was just a promotional deal between Wedge and M/T, or if Wedge
purchased the scattershild business from M/T. There are some Wedge scattershields for Fords that say COBRA on them.
Wedge was the brand that Shelby used but that may have changed by the later end of the '60s.





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« Reply #12 on: May 22, 2011, 12:28:02 AM »

A 1967 Simpson ad showing an alternative to the cast steel and hydroformed steel scattershields.

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« Reply #13 on: October 10, 2011, 03:37:37 PM »

Looks like RC did offer a 1-piece bellhousing beginning with the '68 model year cars.
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« Reply #14 on: May 27, 2012, 10:58:27 AM »

From the January '68 Hot Rod magazine, another example of an alternative to the steel bellhousings.
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