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Old 09-14-2019, 02:30 PM   #41
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A few years back the Model A hobby was inundated with poor quality clutch disks. The six springs were not secured correctly and could come loose and jam the clutch. Most suppliers by now carry a quality disk. See attached article.

However, I don't see how a clutch disk spring could get inside the transmission.
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Old 09-14-2019, 02:48 PM   #42
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If I remember correctly, there are two types of plates that the springs fit into. One style holds the clutch springs captive, one style does not. I am not a mechanic, but wanted to raise this point, if true would hate to see him get the wrong type and encounter this again.


Perhaps others can confirm/direct him to the info? Or tell me I do not know what I am talking about.
I would like to know as well. This trans was converted to a single disk.
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Getting together some people to help take the trans out to replace the disk, pressure plate, and throwout bearing. Hopefully only a few days of work. I will keep you all updated.
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Old 09-14-2019, 03:02 PM   #44
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Drop the rear axle,split at the clamshell.pull trans and bell housing.
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Old 09-14-2019, 03:35 PM   #45
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Getting together some people to help take the trans out to replace the disk, pressure plate, and throwout bearing. Hopefully only a few days of work. I will keep you all updated.
While it is front of you, why not the trans bearings,& pilot..I would also do a rehab on the tower..
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Old 09-14-2019, 03:47 PM   #46
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I agree , especially replace transmission bearings while it is out !!!
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Old 09-14-2019, 07:14 PM   #47
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Your question about the pressure plate was answered by Tom in #41.
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Old 09-14-2019, 08:16 PM   #48
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A few years back the Model A hobby was inundated with poor quality clutch disks. The six springs were not secured correctly and could come loose and jam the clutch. Most suppliers by now carry a quality disk. See attached article.

However, I don't see how a clutch disk spring could get inside the transmission.
Yep, thatís what I have in my car... Bought the clutch kit years ago and installed it with the new engine. Crossing my fingers things stay where theyíre supposed to.
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Old 09-14-2019, 08:19 PM   #49
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Also, yes definitely rehab the transmission while it’s out. I didn’t when I had mine out to do the engine and I ended up pulling it 500 miles later to rebuild it. Mine needed a cluster gear. If yours is quiet you’ll probably be fine with bearings only.
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Old 09-14-2019, 09:51 PM   #50
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Also, yes definitely rehab the transmission while itís out. I didnít when I had mine out to do the engine and I ended up pulling it 500 miles later to rebuild it. Mine needed a cluster gear. If yours is quiet youíll probably be fine with bearings only.
As much as I don't want to cough up the money, I know sooner or later I have to do it. I am going to inspect the gears again tomorrow and make a determination.

Another funny thing is that when dissasembling some things for the overhaul I discovered that whoever restored the car used two bottom Universal Caps that were all pitted and unsightly. Luckily I have a nicer not pitted set lying around.
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