Everywhere, it says the clutch fingers should be adjusted so that the clutch spring measures 2".
My question is: 2" measured from where to where?
Should the whole spring be compressed down to 2"?
"Everywhere" where? That's not how the fingers should be adjusted. Read page 83, paragraph 315 of the service manual.
Sorry, Ken. "everywhere" was a poor choice of words on my part. I have read just about every forum entry on adjusting the clutch spring, and I am relying heavily on the MTFCA "Restoring the Transmission Vol I and II DVD featuring Fred Houstan and Frank Banta. In many of the forum threads and in the DVD, the 2" spring measurement is offered as an additional method of clutch spring adjustment.
I am aware of the 13/16 measurement on pg. 83. But, I am a "belt and suspenders" kind of guy. If there is more than one way to check something, I do. I also could not understand the description on page 83 and the fig 206 on page 84 is to small and dark for me to understand. I searched out a better description and picture. The one below, I can understand:
Ken, thank you again for helping me with this.
The 2" measurement works with a new spring of 100 or more pounds strength, no promises on an old one. KGB
A 1/2" RH Ford lug nut makes a perfect go / no go gauge for adjusting the clutch.
I don't know where the 2" dimension comes from. It does not appear in any of my shop manuals.
Or if you don't have that lug nut or are worried about dropping it into the transmission, Dean Yoder makes a nifty gauge to measure that 13/16" gap. They are sold thru Lang's and Snyder's.
Thanks. I have a new 100 lb. spring and one of Yoder's gauges from Lang's.
I use a gauge made of electric wire.
The 2 inch comes from checking the compression=Lbs of the spring. When compressed to 2 inches the spring should take X amount of pounds to do the job. I think it's ether in the clubs engine or transmission book.
Sorry edited second message, connectivity problems.
(Message edited by redmodelt on December 02, 2014)
Mark you are right, I test the new springs I get and if they fall in the 100 to 110 range when compressed to two inches then that is the way I set them up with no regards to the 13/16" measurement. Have never had a problem. KGB