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Post  Frank Merkl January 26th 2016, 8:35 pm

this years build is coming along nicely , and so is my new project 2nd gear transbrake in a C6 to make it a 2 speed for the Big HP cars with a 1.54 ratio 2nd
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Post  res0rli9 January 26th 2016, 9:27 pm

Cool

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Post  Mike R January 26th 2016, 10:02 pm

You da man Frank cheers cheers cheers

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Post  68formalGT January 26th 2016, 11:11 pm

Frank are you taking orders for the 2nd gear transbrake?
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Post  FalconEh January 26th 2016, 11:51 pm

How will they work with less than big hp cars... Shocked
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Post  Frank Merkl January 27th 2016, 12:54 am

68formalGT wrote:Frank are you taking orders for the 2nd gear transbrake?

not yet as just because it looks like it should work doesn't mean that it will !! once I get one built and tested I should have a couple for sale ,the fluid flows show it should work it's just a matter of getting the orificing flows right
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Post  68formalGT January 27th 2016, 1:12 am

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68formalGT wrote:Frank are you taking orders for the 2nd gear transbrake?

not yet as just because it looks like it should work doesn't mean that it will !! once I get one built and tested I should have a couple for sale ,the fluid flows show it should work it's just a matter of getting the orificing flows  right
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Since I followed your build recommendations for one of your normal trans brakes would I have to change anything other then swapping valve body's?
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Post  Frank Merkl January 27th 2016, 1:28 am

68formalGT wrote:
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68formalGT wrote:Frank are you taking orders for the 2nd gear transbrake?

not yet as just because it looks like it should work doesn't mean that it will !! once I get one built and tested I should have a couple for sale ,the fluid flows show it should work it's just a matter of getting the orificing flows  right
Frank

Since I followed your build recommendations for one of your normal trans brakes would I have to change anything other then swapping valve body's?  

just a vb swap
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Post  738drvr January 27th 2016, 10:24 pm

Very interested.
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Post  68formalGT January 28th 2016, 12:46 am

Could a valve body be built with both solenoids, one for a 1st gear start and one for a 2nd gear start? Might be kinda useful in a mud truck depending on the type of pit you're running in.
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Post  Frank Merkl January 28th 2016, 1:31 am

nope ! hoped I could do it that way but it's a no go . it took a compete different circuity
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Post  Frank Merkl January 28th 2016, 1:45 am

my original Transbrake uses low gear line pressure to apply high gear when the Transbrake is applied , which is kind of a safety feature as the brake will only apply in 1st gear ,hitting the transbrake button in any gear other than 1st nothing will happen (except it turn on the staging rev limiter)which actually works pretty good bracket racing as if your leading to the stripe you can push the transbrake button and put the motor on your starting line 2 step rev limiter to kill ET , the NEW Trans brake VB is the same but it's using 2nd gear pressure.
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PS, this wasn't an over night project ,this has been 3 years in the making
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Post  68formalGT January 28th 2016, 2:06 am

All of us that use your products and have followed your instructions for building a C6 really appreciate your hard work and knowledge. If it wasn't for you Frank we wouldn't have a C6 option because I doubt anyone else is working on a 2 speed C6 or will for that matter.
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Post  Frank Merkl January 28th 2016, 2:28 am

There is kind of a method to my madness as my new car with the 712 Boss motor and turbo's and 4000hp will no need 3 gears !
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and to run 5's @ 260mph with a C6 will be COOL !!!
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Post  68formalGT January 28th 2016, 2:57 am

Frank Merkl wrote:There is kind of a method to my madness as my new car with the 712 Boss motor and turbo's  and 4000hp will no need 3 gears !
Frank
and to run 5's @ 260mph with a C6 will be COOL !!!

And shut the nay sayers up LOL!!
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Post  Frank Merkl January 28th 2016, 3:26 am

I sell a proven product at a fair price and my new vb will be the same and a rollerized C6 against a TH400 as a 2 speed racing trans as we don't have to worry about rolling a sprag in the trans. and as long as you don't drill bleeds in the direct drum you can neutral the trans at 9000 +rpm crossing the finish line
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Post  BigBlockRanger January 28th 2016, 8:02 pm

Frank Merkl wrote:as long as you don't drill bleeds in the direct drum you can neutral the trans at 9000 +rpm crossing the finish line  
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You mean holes like this?

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Why would this make a difference in being able to neutral after a pass?
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Post  richter69 January 28th 2016, 8:05 pm

Structural integrity issues.....
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Post  Frank Merkl January 28th 2016, 8:32 pm

the bleed hole I'm talking about is a .060" hole drilled behind the piston ,all my drums are drilled like this to add in cooling the clutches and cooling the band
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Post  Ranch71460 January 28th 2016, 8:40 pm

Dropped in on Frank the other day..he wiped the sweat from his brow long enough to show me some goodies. The VB's were all lined up on his "production line" and the aluminum drum is a work of art...that is weightless!
Even had a peek at the swoopy new car he is working on. He has great toys alright!
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