disc type clutch requires very little care during its life. Only one simple
adjustment is necessary to
maintain clutch efficiency and assure long life. This adjustment is for the
amount of free clutch pedal
travel before the throwout bearing contacts the clutch
bearing throwout bearing, in conjunction with the clutch spring makes a simple
construction and results
in little friction and wear in the mechanism. The ball bearing is the
sealed and permanently lubricated type packed with a high melting point lubricant which makes further
except for packing the inner and outer grooves of the throwout
bearing collar when assembling. Fig.
Checks to be Made Before Overhauling
quite a number of things that will affect clutch operation besides the clutch.
For this reason there are
certain preliminary inspections that must be made to determine whether or
not the trouble is actually in
the clutch. These inspections are as follows:
1. Check the clutch pedal adjustment and make
sure the pedal has from 3/4
to one inch free travel
before the clutch starts to disengage.
2. Check the clutch pedal bushing for wear and
for sticking on the shaft or
striking the floor board.
3. Lubricate the pedal
4. Tighten all front engine mounting bolts.
Should the mountings be oil
soaked it will be necessary to
5. Tighten all rear engine mounting bolts (at
the rear of the transmission). Make sure mounting studs are tight in
6. Check clearance between the
transmission cross member
and the "U" section plate.
This clearance should be from .005" to .015", equally spaced fore and
aft. If the clearance exceeds
these limits, remove the
mounting and bend the "U"
section plate until the clearance is within the above
NOTE—This clearance is very
important, because it limits the fore and aft movement of the
7. Tighten all side engine mounting
8. Remove the bolts from the engine side
mountings and check the
clearance between the
mounting and its bracket on each side, if the clearance is more