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Offline 1916Racer

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Hydraulic Clutch.
« on: August 14, 2016, 12:57:35 PM »
I noticed in a lot of early pictures that I research, 59-61 front engine dragsters, a fair number of them used a hydraulic cylinder to operate the Hilborn injector on their GMC blower. Did anyone ever use a hydraulic clutch setup during this period. Thanks Charles.

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Re: Hydraulic Clutch.
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2016, 01:53:22 PM »
Maybe some obscure dragsters did (never say never) but with the clutch so close to the drive a simple link to a peddle was more common.

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Re: Hydraulic Clutch.
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2016, 04:20:56 PM »
Don't some circle track use hydraulic actuated throttle?

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Re: Hydraulic Clutch.
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2016, 04:38:47 PM »
Not recommended,  there is no pull back for a sticky throttle

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Re: Hydraulic Clutch.
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2016, 05:08:43 PM »
Agreed.