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coreyelliott

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Re: African Queen Clutch Project
« Reply #15 on: September 05, 2020, 07:03:07 PM »
Good luck!

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Re: African Queen Clutch Project
« Reply #16 on: September 06, 2020, 06:44:57 AM »
Good luck with your project.just pulled the clutch and plate on my French rebuild engine and good thing the clutch disk was a little frozen to the flywheel.

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Re: African Queen Clutch Project
« Reply #17 on: September 13, 2020, 05:09:02 AM »
I have a clutch alignment tool I can send to you to use.

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Re: African Queen Clutch Project
« Reply #18 on: September 14, 2020, 08:36:47 AM »
Thank you Gary ...will take you up on that as Steve as way more to stay up on then sending me his alignment tool ..

My address is in my signature block, and by all means, let me reimburse you for postage.   

We are in Florida arrived last night to a tropical storm on the verge of becoming a hurricane...and just got an automated call that we might have to evacuate our rented ocean front beach house ..so much for a sunny vacation  :o .. we have the travel insurance which would cover our loss of vacation, so that's good.

Must admit that watching the storm surge and the wind is somewhat mesmerizing... the house is built on pilings and sways just a bit, like being on a ship ... anyway we are safe and if need be are ready to head inland.  We have family in central Florida and they have already called and told us to head their way if need be.  All good, but what a challenging week with Jack and now this.  Been thinking about and praying for Steve and his situation in CA.  2020 has been a year like no other in my 65 years of being!  I pray it can only get better moving forward  :) ..
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Re: African Queen Clutch Project
« Reply #19 on: September 21, 2020, 07:58:17 AM »
Paul, recieved the clutch allignment tool in the mail!!!  Thank you so much going to tear into my clutch today and get it off the track as we arrived home last night from our Florida trip. 

Will pick up a slidE hammer if a couple of the suggestions ive recieved from others dont pan out.  1st thing is tapping out my two wooden blocks and then trying some other pointers.  I'll get it off, no matter what :-). 
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Re: African Queen Clutch Project
« Reply #20 on: September 21, 2020, 08:19:53 AM »
Mark,

I used a crowbar to remove the wooden blocks, one side at a time, and they will fall right out.  Used a bar to put them back in as well.

Glad you received the alignment tool.

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Re: African Queen Clutch Project
« Reply #21 on: September 21, 2020, 08:59:59 PM »
ALCON:  Success removing the clutch and pressure plate today.  Pulled my wood blocks, but did not seem to make a difference.  Used one of my bearing pullers and she popped loose.  Left a couple of bolts in loosely so everything would not drop out uncontroled.  Quite the snap when she popped loose  Clutch is worn, but it is worn evenly.  Pressure plate and ring gear surfaces are in great shape. 

I have one broken bolt to extract. A little heat and a vice grip should get the job done.

Am wondering how thick the new clutch linings should be.  Thinking about a 1/2" inch total considering the clutch adjustment figures.  Any input is greatly appreciated as I want to have new linings put on locally.

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Re: African Queen Clutch Project
« Reply #22 on: September 22, 2020, 02:57:13 PM »
Does anyone out there have a new clutch not yet installed that I could get the thickness measurements of the facings from?

Mark
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Re: African Queen Clutch Project
« Reply #23 on: September 22, 2020, 03:27:17 PM »
THis may be the answer....

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Re: African Queen Clutch Project
« Reply #24 on: September 25, 2020, 05:35:19 PM »
OK. Figure I'm a fairly intelligent type, but reading my manuals its as clear as mud regards removing the throw out bearing!!!  Slipped off the retaining ring, drove out the copper sleeve inside the housing, but how the hell do you get the bearing sleeve out??  The book says soft hammer and a screw driver then what???  Thinking my cutting torch and then my 1911 for my depression ????. 

What am I missing?  Flywheel and pressure  plate are polished and look great and I pick up my re-faced clutch on Monday.  New pilot and throw out bearing should arrive Monday .. but I'll be standing here with my Schwant's in my hand and the old throw out bearing still in place.

Please help me in the name of humanity   ;D

Markus
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Re: African Queen Clutch Project
« Reply #25 on: September 25, 2020, 07:56:21 PM »
Mark,

I'll check my manuals in the morning.  I had no problem with mine, but it has been a while.

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Re: African Queen Clutch Project
« Reply #26 on: September 27, 2020, 09:17:37 AM »
Thank you Paul..
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Re: African Queen Clutch Project
« Reply #27 on: September 27, 2020, 02:09:06 PM »
Here's what I was up against, but have it figured out thank you Jon B!!  Thought drive train manual would have it all, but it turns out that the engine manual is the place to go regards the throwout bearing and the two C clips that hold the bearing in place.
Will provide update when I'm done.





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Re: African Queen Clutch Project
« Reply #28 on: September 29, 2020, 12:55:43 PM »
Success!!  Used the local machine shops press with all the goodies and the job is done.  Shot a video of the brearing replacement will post on the African Queen Halftrack YouTube channel shortly.  Just posted a video on transmission removal ... if your interested check it out.



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coreyelliott

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Re: African Queen Clutch Project
« Reply #29 on: September 29, 2020, 01:27:28 PM »
Looks great!  I'll have to check out your latest video later this evening.  Did you ever get your clutch disc back from having it relined?

Corey
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