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Post  Frank Merkl Tue 23 Sep - 1:31

Well I have the first Prototype in my hands finally to check out ,this is project I've been working on with TCS out of Langley B.C, Canada for the last year
this piece comes in @ 3 lb 12 oz compared to the stock drum @ 10 lbs 5 oz 's . it will hold 5 standard clutches and steels (.076")or 7 Red alto power pac clutches and steels ( .063")
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Post  c.evans Tue 23 Sep - 2:00

Very nice Frank, very nice.

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Post  whitefield Tue 23 Sep - 6:55

Awesome ! Keep us posted on it durability . It looks great . What would be the cost for,one of them?
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Post  rmcomprandy Tue 23 Sep - 9:42


Will it be hardcoat anodized so there will be little if any band wear...?

It is about time someone is paying real attention to the C6.

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Post  68formalGT Tue 23 Sep - 22:20

Frank, I'm going to do a roller rebuild over the winter, I know theses are in the development stages but how long do you think till we'll be able to get one?
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Post  Frank Merkl Wed 24 Sep - 0:33

I'm hoping to have these for sale the 1st of the new year , cost is not finalized and we thinking of anodizing or a steel sleeve
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Post  kjett Wed 24 Sep - 8:42

Frank Merkl wrote:I'm hoping to have these for sale the 1st of the new year , cost is not finalized and we thinking of anodizing or a steel sleeve
Frank

Keep us posted! Twisted Evil
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Post  Wheelie58 Wed 24 Sep - 16:55

The drum looks great Frank. I have talked with the TCS guys at PRI and they sure make nice looking parts.
At the RPM that drum spins, it will be a good addition to the C6 racers Christmas list.
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Post  Frank Merkl Wed 24 Sep - 23:56

the biggest advantage is on the 2-3 shift , when the drum is being held by the band and needs to accelerate to engine rpm in a split second without frying the high gear clutches !! on our 2-3 shift in the car is @ 8600 rpm and with on old ATI aluminum drum we over 200 passes on the high gear clutches and they still look new ! ( ATI has no desire to build any more drums )
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Post  crittersf1 Thu 25 Sep - 8:55

Keep us posted Frank, definitely interested.
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Post  Frank Merkl Fri 26 Sep - 0:41

I'll keep everyone updated
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Post  Tore Fri 26 Sep - 10:14

Frank,

Do you feel these will be out by year end?

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Post  Frank Merkl Fri 26 Sep - 13:26

I'm going to try, Tore
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Post  jones Fri 26 Sep - 13:33

Frank, did you get my email? I would really like you to give me a price on a transmission with all the bell's and whistles including this billet drum!

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Post  Frank Merkl Fri 26 Sep - 20:10

Jones email me again @ fmerkl@eidnet.org
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Post  Lem Evans Fri 26 Sep - 21:14

Tore wrote:Frank,

 Do you feel these will be out by year end?

Tore

Have him sent you a print and just whip one out !!!

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Post  Ranch71460 Fri 26 Sep - 21:29

Oh sure!!! I just picked up my transmission from Frank last month after a freshen up!
He built my transmission in 2008...great service.
I am still debating his brake...and now this!!!
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Post  FalconEh Sat 27 Sep - 2:09

WAAAY Cool Cool Cool
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Post  FalconEh Sat 27 Sep - 2:11

WAAAY Cool Cool Cool
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Post  kjett Mon 29 Sep - 8:11

Talked to Frank Saturday night. All I gotta say is put me on the list for 2 of the new drums loaded and ready to drop in! Cool
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Post  jones Mon 29 Sep - 17:04

I can't decide! Wait for the new drum to come out sometime in January or go ahead with another transmission builder.

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Post  Frank Merkl Thu 26 Feb - 22:29

Well I've got drums in stock ! $700 empty $840 loaded with 7 clutches ready to install + shipping
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Post  738drvr Tue 7 Apr - 14:21

How much is shipping to 37022?
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Post  95 COBRA Tue 7 Apr - 16:29

Just wondering what would the max potential of an all out C-6 be? I have a glide now not sure if I'm going to stay with it or go 3 spd turbo 400 or a 2 sp turbo 400. Would a top of the line C-6 even be a possibility?

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Post  738drvr Tue 7 Apr - 18:07

I'll let Frank M weigh in but you can go very fast with a C6. Tough unit. I've known guys who've run 7 and 8 seconds with them in the 1/4 mile. I'm currently building a C6 for a blown SBF application that should run in the 8's and hope to take it to the 7's next season.
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