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Old 02-06-2019, 10:45 PM   #1
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I need to depress the clutch pedal down to the floor boards before it disengages,can this amount of travel be reduced so that engagement happens about halfway up? Free pedal play is one inch.
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Old 02-06-2019, 10:57 PM   #2
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Yes, adjust the length of the clutch adjusting arm.


Adjusting the Clutch Pedal The clutch pedal clearance can be adjusted by tightening or loosening the release arm rod. This is accomplished by removing the cotter pin from the clevis pin, then removing the clevis pin; this allows the adjusting rod to be turned. Turning the rod OUT increases the movement of the clutch pedal, screwing the rod IN decreases the movement. (See page 218 in the Service Bulletins.)

The correct free-play for the clutch pedal is approximately for the early multiple disc clutch and one inch for the single disc clutch. This is the movement which takes place before the pedal starts to disengage the clutch. (See page 464 in the Service Bulletins.)
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Old 02-07-2019, 09:07 AM   #3
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1 inch of freeplay is right and the pedal shouldn't have to travel all the way to the floorboard. It kinda seems to me the pedal shaft bushings are really worn or the pressure plate fingers are not adjusted correctly.

Since you didn't mention it I'll assume the pedal works easily with no noises.
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Old 02-07-2019, 10:34 AM   #4
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sound to me, your fingers on your pressure plate are not adjusted correctly. if they are set to low, your clutch will not disengage. your adjustment rod on your pedal will help you get your free play right. without free play you WILL burn up your throw out bearing
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Check the clutch release arm for a crack. A crack may not be apparent with the clutch engaged, but will open right up when the clutch is depressed.


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Check the clutch release arm for a crack. A crack may not be apparent with the clutch engaged, but will open right up when the clutch is depressed.


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Yep, good catch, forgot about that ! Thats probably it.
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Check the clutch release arm for a crack. A crack may not be apparent with the clutch engaged, but will open right up when the clutch is depressed.


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Old 02-09-2019, 03:40 AM   #8
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I need to depress the clutch pedal down to the floor boards before it disengages,can this amount of travel be reduced so that engagement happens about halfway up? Free pedal play is one inch.
thanks in advance
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Thanks Guys for all your valuable input.....I firstly opted for clutch finger adjustment, which cured the problem.I was able to carry out the procedure entirely through the inspection plate at the top of the bell housing...clutch is now the right height and smooth as......again,thank you all.
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Thanks Guys for all your valuable input.....I firstly opted for clutch finger adjustment, which cured the problem.I was able to carry out the procedure entirely through the inspection plate at the top of the bell housing...clutch is now the right height and smooth as......again,thank you all.
Definitely an interesting way to adjust a clutch in a Model A.
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