I am adjusting the clutch. Should I measure the 13/16" space between the pulley and the drive plate with the brake handle all the way forward?
Yes and the "pulley" is also called the clutch throw-out collar. Also check the length of the clutch spring as it should be real close to 2" to 2 & 1/8" compressed at that 13/16" distance.
Thanks Steve. I adjusted the clutch with the brake handle pulled all the way back. Needless to say, I can't get the old girl out of high gear!
Tomorrow is another day. Lord willing.
Setting the clutch fingers to achieve the 13/16" measurement is only the first of three adjustments to properly adjust the "clutch".
Next is adjusting the small clevis outboard on the low speed pedal and finally, adjusting the 3/8" bolt that rides on the h.b. cross shaft cam.
The proper procedure is in the Ford Service manual.
Thanks Steve. I followed the book(and all the forums)and did all three. I think my problem is I adjusted for the 13/16 with the brake pulled all the way back. I will give it another try today. Thanks.
If you have any extra screws for those fingers, it is nice, as they weren't paying attention to where they were cutting the slots when new, so by having a few extra around it is possible to get all three adjusted the same. Trivia I know, but that's the way I do it.
Larry, that's a very good point. I doesn't make a terrible amount of difference but there can a touch of uneven load. Dwight, what tools are you using to measure the 13/16 dimension? When I did mine I wasn't aware of any special tool for doing it so I used a telescoping gage and a 0-1" micrometer. I was really shocked at the difference it made to have that free clutch adjusted properly.
Thanks Mike Larry and Steve. Putting the brake all the way forward made all the difference in adjusting for the 13/16.
Mike,I used one of those brass rods with a "bullet" on the end that Mr. Yoder makes.
Dwight I was not aware a tool was being made for that application. Dean?
Lang's carries it:
Thanks Mark. The Gage's worked really good for me. However I'm considering the Yoder tool as a viable solution to what can be a tough job.
I've done several of them using the tool Dean made, now sold through Lang's and Snyder's. He attended our club's Spring Tour here in Fayetteville in 2012 and had just started making them. He brought a handful of them for "door prizes" at our club meeting. Thanks again Dean, I use mine a lot.
Mr. Yoder's tool works great. I was able to adjust it properly. Thanks to everyone. 51 degrees today. I am going touring!