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Offline 2slow

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Quick clutch spring question loop frame
« on: February 03, 2023, 12:09:34 AM »
This might be a dumb question but on a 72 Ambassador with the motor in the frame how do you keep the clutch springs in place while your putting the pressure plate on any tips would be appreciated thanks

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Re: Quick clutch spring question loop frame
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2023, 12:33:13 AM »
Dont the springs  press on to a raised section in the bottom of the spring recess  in the flywheel, you may have to rotate the spring till it catches ,  maybe a dab of silicone on the end of the spring and hold it in place till cures. most important that they line up and locate correctly at the other end
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Re: Quick clutch spring question loop frame
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2023, 12:33:19 AM »
Hi [2Slow], and welcome.

An expert will be along momentarily to give you the correct answer, but if it was forty years ago I would have thought:

A dab of grease? Grease and clutch plates generally bad combination, but if you used the bare minimum ...

A bit of newspaper? It's going to get broken down for sure.

Edit: I like dab of silicone ...



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Re: Quick clutch spring question loop frame
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2023, 02:48:04 AM »
A drop of super glue on the end of the springs will hold them in the straight position. Rolf

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Re: Quick clutch spring question loop frame
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2023, 06:34:03 AM »
Silicon them to the pressure plate while laying flat let the assembly cure over night then reassemble.

The springs will stay straight  .

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Re: Quick clutch spring question loop frame
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2023, 09:51:22 AM »
 I have used a waterpump pliers (Channellock's) to ever so slightly "crimp" one end of the springs so that they  will sit snug on the nub in the flywheel nubs while assemblying the plates. Doesn't take much force to make them snug up, so easy does it!

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Re: Quick clutch spring question loop frame
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2023, 09:54:34 AM »
Permatex #2. Just a dab on the end, once dried for about 10 minutes it holds it in.

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Re: Quick clutch spring question loop frame
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2023, 09:55:42 AM »
I have used a waterpump pliers (Channellock's) to ever so slightly "crimp" one end of the springs so that they  will sit snug on the nub in the flywheel nubs while assembling the plates. Doesn't take much force to make them snug up, so easy does it!

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Re: Quick clutch spring question loop frame
« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2023, 07:10:34 PM »
Thanks guys for the suggestions gonna put the clutch in this weekend Iím sure Iíll have more questions in the future this is my first Guzzi mostly have airheads thanks again

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Re: Quick clutch spring question loop frame
« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2023, 07:12:35 PM »
Donít bend the floater!
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Re: Quick clutch spring question loop frame
« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2023, 10:41:31 PM »
  ^ What ?  Peter

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Re: Quick clutch spring question loop frame
« Reply #11 on: February 04, 2023, 08:27:59 AM »
  ^ What ?  Peter

I think he meant "don't bend the intermediate plate".
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Re: Quick clutch spring question loop frame
« Reply #12 on: February 04, 2023, 07:06:23 PM »
On a funny car they used a mult disc clutch and the plates that were loose when they were unclamped ,we called them floaters. We had a grinding machine that we would re surface the faces with. We did that after every run. It was a modified Cat D something caterpillar clutch. So I call the intermediate plate a floater for when itís unclamped itís loose. Sorry for the confusion . I bent my first one last century   :embarrassed:
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