Go Back   The Ford Barn > General Discussion > Model A (1928-31)

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-28-2018, 03:17 PM   #1
Rusty Karz
Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 37
Default Need advice on clutch problem

My 1930 Tudor set up for several years. It is running now but the clutch pedal doesn't come all the way up unless I stick a toe under it and pull it up. This causes the clutch to slip until I pull it up. Is there a spring broken or is this some kind of adjustment problem? I searched the archive but did not find this particular problem. Any advice would be appreciated.
Rusty Karz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2018, 03:37 PM   #2
Fullraceflathead
Senior Member
 
Fullraceflathead's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Riverside, Ca
Posts: 890
Default Re: Need advice on clutch problem

sounds to me like the pedal needs to be lubricated where it pivots on the shaft.
__________________
"If I asked people what they wanted they would have said faster horses."
-Henry Ford

"Primitive technology is not a design flaw"


1928 Ford Model A Roadster Pickup
1930 Gordon Smith Air Compressor
1941 Willy's Pickup
1960 Thunderbird-For Sale
1964 Buick Riviera 2x4 425
1965 Pontiac GTO, 455 Super Duty
2004 Dodge Ram SRT-10, V-10 Viper
1977 Charger Jet Boat,460 Ford,Jacuzzi Jet
Front Engine Nostalgia Dragster,Supercharged 296 "Fullrace Flathead" Ford
Engine Build up on DVD ask
Fullraceflathead is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)
Old 11-28-2018, 03:49 PM   #3
Dick Steinkamp
Senior Member
 
Dick Steinkamp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Bellingham, WA
Posts: 1,077
Default Re: Need advice on clutch problem

The springs in the pressure plate should knock the pedal back fairly strongly There is a light weight spring in the bell housing that pulls the pedal back the last little bit so that the throw out bearing will be clear of the pressure plate.

I'd lube the shaft as fullrace suggests. I'd also remove the inspection plate on the bellhousing and lube the throw out bearing and try to get a little grease on the pilot shaft where the TO bearing runs. I'd then stab the clutch several times hard and let the pedal come up quickly (with the car not running).
__________________
All steel from pedal to wheel
Dick Steinkamp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2018, 04:00 PM   #4
Rusty Karz
Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 37
Default Re: Need advice on clutch problem

Thanks Full Race and Dick S. That is what I was looking for. I'm sure everything is probably dry and could use a good lubing up but just did not think of it myself. I will give it a try for sure.
Rusty Karz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2018, 04:52 PM   #5
J Franklin
Senior Member
 
J Franklin's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: oregon
Posts: 3,673
Default Re: Need advice on clutch problem

as mentioned, maybe the TO collar spring has broken. Easy to check. Also give the collar zerk a shot of grease.
J Franklin is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2018, 07:23 AM   #6
29leatherbackA
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 12
Default Re: Need advice on clutch problem

I had the same problem, lubed the pedal shaft and the zerk in the bell housing and everything is nice and smooth and the pedal comes all the way up now.
29leatherbackA is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:03 AM.