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Strange Clutch ?? 27 Oct 2019 12:03 #203829

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So clutch in my T-Line needs adjusting so I got a mate to look at it for me.
Only to find out it’s nothing like him nor I have seen before, it’s got a strange cover with 2 bolts holding the adjustment in place.
Only to reveal what I’d call a ring gear inside??
Can anyone help me ? Found nothing on google? The picture is the retainer ?
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Strange Clutch ?? 27 Oct 2019 15:01 #203831

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There's only two types of manual adjusters on these old clutches.... Originally you unbolted the tag and used a screwdriver to turn the clutch plate.. They had aquare lugs on the back of the plate.... Then they went to a push in bolt looking thing... Kinda like a brake adjuster that you put a spanner on and pushed the whole bolt thingy in and turned to adjust.... Been a bloody long time since I've adjusted a clutch but it looks like half of the later one.... I'd say it's broken off the bolt part of the adjuster...
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Strange Clutch ?? 27 Oct 2019 20:42 #203841

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That weld looks fairly average. About as good as mine!

Perhaps that's an indication its had prior failed attempts to resurrect it.

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Strange Clutch ?? 28 Oct 2019 00:59 #203842

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.Many moons ago Spicer brought out a self adjusting version of the 15 1/2 " clutch.
That worm turned the inner adjusting ring , ( the ring gear as you called it ), by a ratchet sort of gismo. (that is now ratshit ).
The ratchet gismo was operated by the throw of the clutch.
It was a dismal failure , simply because clutch dust gummed up the works and the bits eventually mostly broke up.
Unfortunately I cannot remember what it all looked like , but my guess is that is what it is .
To adjust the clutch now , you remove that worm bisso (as you have done), then with some one depressing the clutch pedal,
the ring can be turned with a lever of sorts ,( provided it has not seized up ) to get your correct clearance.
Then get the ring in the right spot so that you can replace that worm gadget (. Or rotate the worm if you can, )
That's it. ………….. That is my guess .
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Strange Clutch ?? 28 Oct 2019 11:47 #203847

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Yeah thanks billy , what u have described is it to a tee , a mate tried to adjust it and told me to hit the starter so it was in the right spot,,,, bent the gizmo and I tried to fix it... lol
So I decided to get the brain trust involved
Stay tuned
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Strange Clutch ?? 29 Oct 2019 14:34 #203876

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It’s better than how it was ....lol


that better inserted ..... Sarge
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Strange Clutch ?? 29 Oct 2019 16:31 #203879

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While you re looking at stuff,check the springs for buckling......one thing about the angle spring clutches,bits are very cheap...compared to something like a Fichtel and Sachs,where everthing is weight in gold.........you can adjust the clutch by yourself,just block up the pedal with a block of wood.,the ring must turn free..
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Strange Clutch ?? 22 Jan 2020 17:00 #205871

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Easiest way to rotate an engine is to jack up a wheel, put her in top gear and bar her slowly over on the universals.
Good for valve clearances etc.
Two speed diff was brilliant as you could get them in neutral by a quick on/off on the IGN key. Made greasing the old Commer tailshafts a piece of cake.

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Strange Clutch ?? 23 Jan 2020 01:45 #205891

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Just make sure the ign is off.

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