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Old 11-17-2005, 08:01   #1 (permalink)
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clutch support bracket question?

I ordered new bushings for my clutch support bracket and they don't
have a slotted straight edge like the originals. Can I just mig weld
these in place? Otherwise every else fits nice....

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Old 11-17-2005, 10:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: clutch support bracket question?

"rick@canoeoutriggers.com" <rick@canoeoutriggers.com> wrote:

> I ordered new bushings for my clutch support bracket and they don't
> have a slotted straight edge like the originals. Can I just mig weld
> these in place? Otherwise every else fits nice....
>


What would be the point in welding them? Arent they bronze, anyway?

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Old 11-17-2005, 19:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: clutch support bracket question?

The new bushings are steel with a plastic insert.
The old ones were aluminum.

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Old 11-17-2005, 19:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: clutch support bracket question?

"rick@canoeoutriggers.com" <rick@canoeoutriggers.com> wrote:

> The new bushings are steel with a plastic insert.
> The old ones were aluminum.


Okay.

Here's the thing. it's important that they be self centering. assuming
the inserts are removable, then you'd have to ensure that the bore
alignmen is true when you mig them.

The plastic is the bearing surface and it will support rotation easier
than will the steel so the fact the steel is 'loose' in the bracket wont
matter



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Old 11-18-2005, 17:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: clutch support bracket question?

Can someone clue me in to what year the car is? American Mustang in
Sacramento California sells clutch supports with bearings. Or they can
modify a support you send or bring in. I'll post more contact information if
anyone's interested. I don't want you to think I'm a spammer or anything.

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> "rick@canoeoutriggers.com" <rick@canoeoutriggers.com> wrote:
>
>> The new bushings are steel with a plastic insert.
>> The old ones were aluminum.

>
> Okay.
>
> Here's the thing. it's important that they be self centering. assuming
> the inserts are removable, then you'd have to ensure that the bore
> alignmen is true when you mig them.
>
> The plastic is the bearing surface and it will support rotation easier
> than will the steel so the fact the steel is 'loose' in the bracket wont
> matter
>
>
>
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> you pay..DEAL with it!



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Old 11-19-2005, 16:01   #6 (permalink)
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Re: clutch support bracket question?

The car is a 70 mustang fastback..

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