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New clutch not working after install.


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#1 O.C.D.

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 01:45 PM

So the Brat is almost road-going and I am dying to get her out.  I am currently only stumped by two things.  One being the carb, which I have asked about in the 80's forum and the other being the clutch.

 

New clutch disc, pilot, throwout, pressure plate and throwout return springs.

 

Everything is back together and there is no clutch engagement at all?  The pedal goes all the way to the floor with nothing?

 

I checked the fork and it is not loose or of the pivot.  The return springs are working as it pulls the bearing back out.  I can even move the fork on my own and there is resistance.

 

So what am I missing?  There is a ton of slack and the adjuster is almost all of the way out.  I do have a new clutch cable but have not put that in yet.

 

What am I missing?

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#2 espey_16

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 02:00 PM

Did you put the disk in backwards by chance? I did that once and had the same symptoms you're having.

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 02:59 PM

Here it is installed.  I hope to you know what I didn't do that.  But I recall making it fit like the one I removed. Am I wrong?

 

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#4 O.C.D.

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 08:50 AM

Can anyone tell me if the fingers (position) is indicative of a clutch disk in backwards?



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Posted 13 August 2013 - 09:31 AM

looks right change cabble check that the fork is seated to the ball pivot sounds like streched cabble addjust it to about 1/8 inch play. If the disk was backwards the plate whould not look like it does also did you change the small pilot berring I find is very hard to install without damaging it did the transs go on nicely ? or was it a fight



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Posted 14 August 2013 - 09:40 AM

YESSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Thanks for confirming Ivan!!!!!

 

Pilot was replaced and the trans slid right into the crankshaft/pilot with little to no effort. 

 

I will check the pivot and just install the new clutch cable I have.



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Posted 14 August 2013 - 09:44 AM

1/8 - 1/4 free play under the addjuster nut to fork and in 1rst gear with clutch in car should not try to move at all if trying to creap ahead needs more peadal should disangae about 1/2 way up



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Posted 15 August 2013 - 08:02 AM

I will report back with my findings and thanks again for the info.  I really hope that the cable is the issue and it was stretched.  Still seems odd that I get no engagement at all though?  Oh well, won't know til I swap cables.



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Posted 19 August 2013 - 10:30 AM

Cables swapped and she shifts flawlessly!  I can't believe it was stretched that far.  Who knows.  At least she can be driven now.

 

Did a small burnout last night on accident as I was not used to the clutch working so well, lol.



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Posted 19 August 2013 - 11:02 AM

sweet !!



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Posted 19 August 2013 - 05:24 PM

engine looks good by the way... nice job.

PS the coors light can beside it remids me of a few mechanical blunders ive commited....



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Posted 21 August 2013 - 07:37 AM

engine looks good by the way... nice job.

PS the coors light can beside it remids me of a few mechanical blunders ive commited....

 

I would say a few beers have been harmed during this build, lol.  Garage time is my sanity time - no wife or kid.  Just me, a project, tools, music and beer for a few hours a week.  Used to be a lot more but what can ya do.



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Posted 22 August 2013 - 12:00 AM

check your pedal box for a crack up the left side?






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