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DRR Trophy
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After the 2nd round.... no low gear or reverse. I suspect the band but not sure if it may be the drum that the band clamps on. Metal in the pan also.
Thoughts?
Thanks
 
Posts: 42 | Location: East Coast | Registered: February 25, 2010Reply With QuoteReport This Post
DRR Trophy
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Broke planetary.
 
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DRR S/Pro
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Originally posted by rerun:
Broke planetary.


YUP
 
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DRR Trophy
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planetary? what!!! WOW,
if so what brand do you recommend? 700HP 1/8 mile, 2500LBS, 1.76 now
THANKS
 
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Although expensive, I'd recommend something with straight cut gears. I still have OEM 1.76 gears in mine and I'm just waiting for them to fail.


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DRR Trophy
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Call FTI for a gear set. Great people to deal with.
 
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DRR Trophy
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Why planetary? This happened in the pit area. I thought the PG’s band was low gear and also engaged also with the reverse clutch pack?
 
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Originally posted by bullcutter:
Why planetary? This happened in the pit area. I thought the PG’s band was low gear and also engaged also with the reverse clutch pack?


When you say metal in the pan, it points to something other than a band...……….


272" Spitzer
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FTI XPM Series Converter
FTI Level 6 Powerglide
3.69@199
.916 60'

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Most likely pump, input shaft or the splines in the bottom of converter.
 
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Originally posted by bullcutter:
PG’s band was low gear and also engaged also with the reverse clutch pack?


the band is for low gear only.
 
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If 2nd. gear works get a set of 1.80s and don't look back.
 
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Just for the record,,,, It is the planetary
 
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Low gear and reverse are both geared the same through the planetary, the different clutch or band application obviously changes the direction it spins.
 
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Originally posted by bullcutter:
Just for the record,,,, It is the planetary


Give FTI a call.....


272" Spitzer
540 Chevy
The Blower Shop XR1
FTI XPM Series Converter
FTI Level 6 Powerglide
3.69@199
.916 60'

2017 Bradenton Heads Up Madness
Open Outlaw Champ

2018 PDRA T/D #5
2019 PDRA T/D #2

2020 Retired From T/D Competition....

2020 Bradenton NMCA Hemi Shootout Winner

2021 getting back into bracket racing with a Gen3 Hemi powered 87 Cutlass.
 
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Originally posted by bullcutter:
Why planetary? This happened in the pit area.

??? Curious what could have broken a planetary in the pits? Any PG experts have thoughts?
I've got a completely fresh PG from a well-known & reputable builder for my 68 Camaro build, but it is not their high-end unit, and it does have a 1.76 set in it. Now I am worried...


Dan "Jim" Moore
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Unless he was doing something really stupid in the pits, I would say it was right on the verge of breaking and next time in was put it gear it let go. Stranger things have happened.


272" Spitzer
540 Chevy
The Blower Shop XR1
FTI XPM Series Converter
FTI Level 6 Powerglide
3.69@199
.916 60'

2017 Bradenton Heads Up Madness
Open Outlaw Champ

2018 PDRA T/D #5
2019 PDRA T/D #2

2020 Retired From T/D Competition....

2020 Bradenton NMCA Hemi Shootout Winner

2021 getting back into bracket racing with a Gen3 Hemi powered 87 Cutlass.
 
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I didnt know I broke my planetary till I backed out of pits and it locked up. Must have broke run before.


 
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I once made a perfectly good run and then had the planetary lock up as I pulled away from the timeslip booth.


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OK, those last 3 comments helped some. I did have a valve spring break once right as I pulled into my pit spot at idle.


Dan "Jim" Moore
Much too young to feel this damn old!!
 
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Yep I lost in finals of Halloween classic at Norwalk one year then went to another track the following week and after warming up my car I went to back into my pit spot and presto it looked up. I dropped the trans ran home for another stock planetary and had it back together for first round. Haven’t had a stock unit for over 15 years now.
 
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