The Racy Red Bakery Truck.

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Post by scimjim » Fri May 18, 2018 6:51 pm

Wow, that’s some wear!


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Post by b.c.flat hat » Fri May 18, 2018 6:57 pm

This is why I don't like them without grease nipples.
That's the gearbox end and its ripped the g/box mount to bits, t'other end seems smooth as a Zephurs f@rt but I'll do both ends.



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Post by BigBobPilot » Fri May 18, 2018 6:59 pm

If you are stuck for a clutch alignment tool in the future, you can use a piece of dowl (valve grinding sticks work) or a long bolt that will pass through the clutch plate in to the spigot bearing. Choose something that is just undersize from the spigot bearing, then wrap electrical tape around the end, until it's a snug fit in the spigot bearing. Mark the position of the centre of the friction plate & wrap electrical tape around there too, until it's a snug fit in there. You just need to ensure the tape is wrinkle free & it all works, I've done more than 1 clutch that way and never had a problen with alignment.


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Post by b.c.flat hat » Fri May 18, 2018 7:05 pm

Yep, good call Ben, only I couldn't find the bleddy stick either!



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Post by b.c.flat hat » Tue May 22, 2018 10:37 pm

Brilliant service from QRG as usual, g/box mount and both u/js done (with grease nipples!), putting all the rest back together took about five times as long!



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