American Motors Javelin Automatic Transmission 1974, High Performance Frictions by TCI®. Quantity: Set of 5. A clutch plate is part of a series of discs between the pressure plate and flywheel inside of a transmission. The round plate has a friction sensitive surface that allows it to grip and sits next to the flywheel that is connected to the driveshaft, so the flywheel starts to spin as soon as the engine is turned on and the motor turns the crankshaft. When you push in the clutch, the clutch plate moves away from the flywheel because a series of springs and bearings pulls the pressure plate back. When the clutch pedal is released, the pressure plate is reengaged by the springs and then pushes against the clutch plate. When engaged, the pressure plate forces the flywheel and clutch together.
- High coefficient of friction & high temperature resistance
- Power apply applications feature grooved surface area to improve clutch apply time
- Suitable for both street/strip and racing applications
A clutch plate is designed to handle different levels of force and apply different ranges of friction depending on its design and materials. But it’s probably no surprise that excess heat can cause clutches to fail – that’s a proven fact. But using TCI® Frictions or Clutch Plates can prevent that with their superior materials and engineering.
One of the main brands of the COMP Performance Group, TCI® leads the pack in high performance aftermarket drivetrain products. The history of the company goes back to 1968 when it started supplying high performance transmission-related parts to a small group of drag racing enthusiasts. From that humble beginning in Memphis, Tennesse, the brand has gradually evolved into a world-leading manufacturer of torque converters and other drivetrain components that feature uncompromising durability. Currently located in Ashland, Mississippi, TCI continues to set the bar for high quality transmission torque converters and accessory parts. All TCI drivetrain components are designed by passionate and experienced engineers and manufactured using state-of-the-art equipment so you can be sure that they deliver performance and reliability unmatched in the industry. And above all else, every single TCI product undergoes rigorous quality control to ensure many years of failure-free operation.