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#1 WHdbJD OFFLINE  

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Posted August 07, 2015 - 06:10 PM

Not getting the "snap" when the clutch is engaged on my 1959 db suburban.

 

Took the wheel/tire and the belt guard off to adjust the clutch and......

 

OH , NO!  the po had tightened the set bolt down on the threads, instead of

 

the flat spot!!!  And of course damaged the threads

 

Now what???  With the rust and the damaged threads, how the heck can I fix this?

 

( tried to put a picture, but kept getting error message)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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Posted August 10, 2015 - 09:20 AM

You just have to oil it and work the hub back and forth a little at a time and it will finally chase the threads.


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Posted August 10, 2015 - 06:11 PM

thanks for the reply!  sounds like a project for this winter with a good supply of PB Blaster,

a fire wrench, and a large pipe wrench!



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Posted August 10, 2015 - 08:04 PM

I bought mine last fall and soaked all winter. Everything freed up by spring when I rebuilt mine. I didn't heat mine I wouldn't recommend it. Just patience and working it freed it up. I don't think it's to easy to find clutch parts

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Posted August 11, 2015 - 03:29 PM

You're correct Jabelman.  I think I best leave the torch out of this fight!






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