Here is a piece of equipment that even Mr. Thrifty will like. I have used it many times, as you can see from the oil stains on it. I've seen other ways to do this chore, but this is what I came up with:
It works like a charm. I have woodworking tools in my shop, so the cheap bar clamps were paid for many moons ago. The 2x4 is scrap from some other project. I just used a hole saw to cut a hole in it. Total cost -- $0.00
Yes, my kind of thing.
I made something very similar but I used all thread with double nuts to compress the 2" x 4" board. I had a 2" x 4" board across the bottom and one across the top with all thread on each side. I would just tighten down the nuts on the all thread.
I made mine from metal scrap lying around the shop.A friend of mine had some made,using it as a pattern. He has since passed,and I don't know who ended up with his stock.
How far do you have to compress the spring?
Far enough to remove the pin.
Great idea! I've been looking for a better idea (and cheap) for a clutch spring compressor. Thanks for posting!
Steve, I have a big old manual press with a built in arbor press that might work good for this job. I have no experience with the clutch. The throw on this arbor press is 6". Would that clear the pin?
Mike I started a thread last year on homemade tools, Can you do a link to it, Im no good at links...
I usually just push the collar down by hand and then use a punch to push (not drive) the pin out. You guys much have some powerful springs to necessitate a mechanical pusher.
Mike ; another home made spring compressor.
you mean you used a 1 1/2 x 3 1/2 scrap
Pat, I haven't measured but I think the movement involved is probably less than two inches.
Tom - I believe that they are now 1 7/16 X 3 7/16
Thanks Steve. I think the old press will do it.
I use my wilton vise collapsing the other side with my hand until the pin will clear. Driven plate removed from the tranny of course.
A shop drill press works great ---Len
Donnie, I searched for your old post but didn't find it. If I could find it, I'd post the link for you. Got any clues as to where it is?
This is Donnie's thread
Thanks Jon. That is one of the home made tools threads. I forgot I did 2 threads because they were getting long...