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Old 09-19-2019, 05:29 PM   #1
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Default Clutch finger Adjustment

I am having a problem adjusting the fingers on a new clutch. I have made
a nice tool for the proper height of the finger the problem after adjusting
and it is nuts on I go to stake and it all moves. I guess I am not a staker..
By the way I am using locktite..Would using nylock nuts be ok? It seems
that would be the answer verses stake.. Any help would be Great.:
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Old 09-19-2019, 05:48 PM   #2
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Default Re: Clutch finger Adjustment

I've not used them, but, I think the nylocks are a good idea.
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Old 09-19-2019, 06:21 PM   #3
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Pressure plate gets pretty hot. Nylocks might be risky. Developing a staking technique would be the safest.
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Old 09-19-2019, 09:59 PM   #4
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I believe the nylock will take up to 250 degrees. Wonder if the pressure plater gets
to that level. Of course it is something to consider ..
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Old 09-20-2019, 03:15 PM   #5
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I wouldn't think that plate could get warm enough to boil water.
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Old 09-20-2019, 05:28 PM   #6
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Well I can take credit for the idea of the nylocks.. I was looking around and found a thread
that Tom Wesenberg said he used locknuts so the light went on! Not sure If he used
nylocks but said locknuts. So I found some today and they are MM which that tells me
this pressure plate is from afar.. Which is ok as long it works.. I am lucky no body on
the chassis so easy Peasy to remove motor and make the install and fresh up the paint.
Thanks for the response from you fella's
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Old 09-20-2019, 10:17 PM   #7
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I used locknuts and staked them once I was happy with the adjustment as there was very little thread engagement on the plastic part. I ended up with a .625" finger adjustment
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