High gear clutch fingers setting

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2015: High gear clutch fingers setting
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By martin on Friday, July 24, 2015 - 01:37 pm:

i had some problems with the high gear and so i tried to adjust the clutch fingers. i used the clutch gap, bat there is to much space.
so i have to change the spring (probably a weak spring)or what should i do at first???
and is it possible to change the spring with the engine in the car?
spring compressor - where to buy for the change?


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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Doug Wilson - Omaha NE on Friday, July 24, 2015 - 02:23 pm:

My clutch was slipping from time to time. Fresh rebuild, new spring, used discs. It was suggested to add a cup or so of ATF to the oil. Slipping gone.
I sure would hate to try to replace the spring in the car. But I have heard it can be done, but.......
With the engine nose down on a stand, with the pan off, we use a 2 x 4 about the width of the diameter of the flywheel with a hole drilled in it to fit over the shaft. We use a couple of bar clamps to compress the spring, from the 2 x 4 to the flywheel. It does not take much force to compress it, just a little more than you can do by hand. The last spring we put in there were three of us, so two of us hung on the 2 x 4 while the third put the pin in


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