Australian Clutch Services chosen by Gerace Restorations as supplier of clutch kits for one of the most iconic cars.
The Australian Clutch Services range of clutch kits, hydraulics and accessories covers everything from the daily driven passenger car through to vintage commercial vehicles and forklifts. As specialists in everything clutch, it is no surprise that many restoration businesses around the country trust ACS with clutch solutions for some of their most valuable and rare projects.
Adelaide based Ford Falcon specialists, Gerace Restorations, is one such example of this and have recently trusted ACS in the supply of a clutch kit for the restoration of one of three, original works Ford XW Falcon GT-HO Phase II’s that competed in the 1970 Bathurst Enduro. Gerace Restorations will soon be publicly announcing which of these three iconic cars is being restored.
Gerace Restorations is a world leader in the restoration of various Ford Falcon and Mustang models and specialise in the iconic Phase II and III GT’s as well as a variety of muscle cars from this era.
Restoring these vehicles back to the exact specification that they were in the period, the team at Gerace Restorations only look for the best quality from their suppliers around the country and the world. Each component is carefully selected to ensure the accuracy of specifications, and with this in-mind, they choose ACS for the supply of their clutch kits for these iconic vehicles.
“We have had a long relationship with Gerace Restorations and enjoy working with such a highly regarded restoration shop to ensure they get the components they require to get these incredible vehicles back to driving like new,” explains Brenton Jordan, Australian Clutch Services Managing Director, “Our Classic Clutch range of products has been developed specifically to support the restoration industry with rare or obsolete clutch components often readily available on the shelf. We also offer to rebuild services for some clutch kits where the items are simply no longer available.”
Australian Clutch Services provided a factory-style twin plate clutch for the Bathurst car including all of the associated hardware such as pressure plate bolts, spacers, and bearings. “Often people believe that multi-plate clutch kits are a relatively new technology,” says Brenton. “However multi-plate clutches have been available for many decades and were popular for these types of applications due to the torque from these engines.”
Classic Clutch offer clutch kits for vehicles from around the world and from almost every decade of motoring history. “We have provided clutch kits for some of the rarest vintage cars on the planet, classic formula one cars and even army tanks,” says Brenton. “Our range is constantly under development and we are also looking for modern solutions for applications where the components are no longer available on the world market.”