This is a general discussion covering the Dauntless V-6 clutches and controls.. Looking for anyone with experience, questions, answers and comments about these clutches and systems. Later I will discuss the various clutch control systems that were used but please don't jump ahead. For now let's begin with a few facts concerning the specific clutches that were used. From 1965 into 1969 the 225 Dauntless engines were equipped with a "diaphragm type" cover plate. (AKA pressure plate) The very earliest cover plates were of origin from General Motors, part # 1396478. Anyone have information on those early diaphragm cover plates ? Also used was Jeep part # 948692 which was manufactured by Borg & Beck. Yes it's true that nowadays the phrase "Borg & Beck" is virtually synonymous with "coil spring" (AKA 3- finger) design clutches. But I'm talking early OEM cover plates here. Below we see an original # 948692 These original diaphragm clutches had a total plate pressure of 1600 lb. ft. of pressure. A common part number is 361662 when new or 351662 for re-manufactured. It was not until 1969 that Jeep started using the famous "coil spring type" (AKA "3 finger type" or "lever type") in lieu of "diaphragm type" clutches. This Jeep part # 994843 was manufactured by Borg & Beck. Yes it is these very same type clutches that have made the name Borg & Beck common even yet today. These Jeep clutches were set up with 9 coil springs and not 12. The original 3 finger clutches had a total plate pressure of 1765 lb. ft. of pressure. I believe t was B&B model # 10203 The "driven disc" (AKA "plate and hub assembly") was identical regardless of type of cover plate that was installed. The earliest was GM part # 1378623. Anyone have information on those early driven disks ? By 1969 Jeep was using B&B discs manufactured with Vee Lok facings. Jeep part # 994841 Here I have an original "Vee Lok" 5 spring driven disc. These Borg Beck discs were also available with 6 vibration damping springs. The earlier GM disk was rated at 246 lb. ft while the B&B disk was rated at 250 lb. ft. All OEM disks are 1-1/8" ten spline. But below I show some aftermarket discs having 1-1/16" ten spline. These non factory driven discs will mate to Ford and some of the later Jeep T18 transmissions. Here is a very high quality reman disc from BWD. Like the OEM discs these BWD discs measure.325 OA thickness. A common part # for this disk is 374180. Here is a very high quality NOS USA 8 spring disc by Scheifer. Schiefer thickness is .360 vs Vee Lok .325 So for now.... it's basically about the coil spring type vs diaphragm type clutches. Questions and comments are welcome and thanks for reading !