What Was Once Old Is New Again
With the renewed interest in vintage racing and old time drags many customers have been asking about the Clutch Hydro kits. Although they lack the technology and precision that a modern Hi-Stall converter and transbrake tranny can offer, there is still a desire to have one of these kits.
Fast Forward To Today
Winters Performance is proud to announce the relaunch of the Clutch Hydro! Each kit has been designed to enable the transmission rebuilder to recreate a Clutch Hydro Transmission.
What Is A Clutch Hydro?
Back in the 60's and 70's, before the torque converter technology we have today, racers combined the variable launch rpm of a manual clutch with the instant shift capabilities of the automatic transmission. Once the clutch pedal was released, it was never touched again until you wanted to stop. The shift functions are controlled by a reverse manual valve body via a gate type shifter.
These kits became obsolete with the introduction of the hi-stall torque converter. The Clutch Hydro was very hard on driveline parts due to its instant lock-up feature. The new converter designs better enabled racers to take advantage of the engine's torque curve. Being a fluid coupling, the converter is more forgiving on internal transmission parts and the drive line they are connected to. With the advent of the transbrake, you could get a similar launch as the Clutch Hydro but without the breakage.
Each kit includes:
Stamped Steel Pump Drive Spider
Throwout Bearing & Sleeve
23 Spline Hy-Tuff Input Shaft & Splined Drum Assy
Drive Sleeve & Pump Hub Assy
All Necessary Hardware & Seals
Complete Installation InstructionsVasco Shaft Upgrade Available
These Kits are offered for nostalgia recreation race cars, era correct restorations and exhibition vehicles . They are not recommended for competition and/or street use due to the possibility of uncontrollable vehicle reactions and part breakage.
Winters Clutch Hydro Warranty
Due to the unusual stress placed on these high performance parts, and because of the circumstances under which they are often used, Winters Manual Clutch Automatic transmissions and parts are sold without warranty, AS IS, WITH ALL FAULTS, and all warranties, expressed and implied, of merchantability, or of fitness for a particular purpose, or otherwise expressly disclaimed and denied.
WINTERS PERFORMANCE & LYONS PERFROMANCE LLC DISCLAIMS ALL RESPONSIBILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR COMMERCIAL LOSSES, INCLUDING LABOR CLAIMS from the use of this merchandise or services.
WE DO NOT OFFER CLUTCH HYDRO PARTS SEPARATELY!
We realize that many of you have come across similar units at swapmeets and are in need of certain components to make your unit work. However, the manufacturer of our kit DOES NOT sell components from this kit separately.