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xhubby
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Total posts: 376
posted March 15, 2005 05:48 PM  
We just bought a new 10.5" clutch & pressure plate for our b-mod. We had a friend cut down our steel flywheel, (he said he took 2lbs off of it). Now our throwout bearing won't seem to work. My son said he would have to put 9 shims behind the throwout bearing to get it where it needs to be. (Yes he knows how to correctly measure for throwout bearing clearence). That puts it about 1/8" from the end of the stud that screws into the tranny. The fingers on the new pressure plate are alot flatter than the old one we used last year. That coupled with the thinner flywheel we believe is causing the problem. Are we right, & if so, what do we do to fix it? Could you run the bigger throwout bearing, (the one for the small clutches),on this clutch/pressure plate combo, or is that a definate no no. Thanks

Gene
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Total posts: 396
posted March 20, 2005 06:54 PM  
Had the same problem, got another style from Howe to cure the problem. The snout on my trans (OEM rule) broke cuz it was shimed out so far.

Donnie Ross
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Total posts: 264
posted March 21, 2005 04:31 AM  
napa has what are called fly wheel savers, shims that fit between the crank and fly wheel just for this purpose, although I don't think they usually cut that much off still should help.

xhubby
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Total posts: 376
posted March 21, 2005 05:05 PM  
We just ended up using the large throwout bearing. Seems to be working fine.

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