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Old 04-05-2020, 06:22 PM   #21
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I'm sure that woks well for you, but I would like to remind you that Ford built these cars to be driven by old ladies, beginning drivers, and other unskilled people, and were thus designed to release smoothly without babying.

They can be brought back to that level if you expend the effort.
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Thanks for the reminder. But clutch chatter was a problem from when they left the show room. I was just posting my opinion on how some methods help. What recommendations do you have on
brought back to that level if you expend the effort.

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Old 04-05-2020, 08:12 PM   #22
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When I was 16 we used to spray carbon tech from a fire ext. through the
inspection hole. Put the front bumper against a big tree and slip the
clutch. This usually sopped the chatter. G.M.
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When I was 16 we used to spray carbon tech from a fire ext. through the
inspection hole. Put the front bumper against a big tree and slip the
clutch. This usually sopped the chatter. G.M.

We did this with a clutch plate that was stuck and acting sticky on a car that had been sitting for a decade (old oil on clutch?). Worked and the more we drove it the better it got.

Good motor mounts are important.

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Old 04-05-2020, 09:18 PM   #24
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Thanks for the reminder. But clutch chatter was a problem from when they left the show room. I was just posting my opinion on how some methods help. What recommendations do you have on
brought back to that level if you expend the effort.
Did you check out the thread I referenced in post #17? To summarize it, the "fingers" differed in height from the flywheel surface by .050" with no adjustments. I was able to bring them within .007". When you figure that .050" is almost 1/16" , I think that you should be able to see that that much mis-alinement might cause problems (including chatter).
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Old 04-05-2020, 09:24 PM   #25
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3 arm are adjustable, there are different pressure plates available but I can't speak on that. I use the original clutch plate, new clutch disc. Think a lot of people like fortwayne out of tx to get them set up. Not to push a cowboy company.

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Old 04-05-2020, 09:30 PM   #26
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To be clear : the pressure plate came from "Fort Wayne Clutch" and didn't have the adjustment bolts. Most of them don't; that's an earlier feature; we're talking 8BA's here.

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Old 04-05-2020, 09:32 PM   #27
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To be clear : the pressure plate came from "fort Wayne Clucht" and didn't have the adjustment bolts. Most of them don't; that's an earlier feature; we're talking 8BA's here.

Well that's a bummer... Pretty sure 8ba's didn't have chatter rods either.


Hope they make it right.
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Old 04-05-2020, 09:44 PM   #28
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If you had the flywheel cut, probably wouldn't be a bad idea to know if that was balanced as well as everything is bolted tight.
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Sigh.....
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Old 04-05-2020, 10:09 PM   #30
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Sigh.....

hahaha! We should have like buttons here. Hamb does.


Or not. Too facebooky...


Take care this thread opted out 10 posts ago. Post on

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