The sealant was applied to the case.
The gears were dropped int the case and tapped into place.
Next sealant was applied to the other side of the center support.
The tail shaft was installed and bolted down.
The car’s tired clutch was replaced with ACT’s XT/Race unit. The pressure plate on this clutch has 168% more torque capacity than the stock clutch. It can withstand up to 475 lb/ft of torque. With a drift car, it is important to have excess capacity as drifting is brutal on clutches. Even though the pressure plate has a lot higher clamping capacity, due to the careful engineering of the diaphragm spring, the pedal effort is only moderately increased.
The XT clutch disc has six ceramic/metallic pucks for good bite at elevated temperatures with the ability to slip to impart some degree of smoothness. The sprung hub helps reduce some of the shock to the transmission, important for a car like this where the transmission is not that strong. This clutch should work exceptionally well on a drift car with our planned power level.