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What clutch do I have attached to my clevo?

I know it is about 4 years old and cost approx. $420 and was supposed to be a "high performance" clutch.

Looks like a Hays clutch to me but has no markings I could see.

Anybody out there know any more?
 

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When you hit reply, go down to "manage attachments" just below and then hit browse, and select what you want picture off your computor you want to post.
 

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Here's some popular aftermarket clutches. Does it have the 3 big levers (ling style)? or lots of them (diaphragm style)? A lot of them don't have manufacturers stamps or tags and the only obvious way to determine the brand is sometimes the colour and minor differences in pressure plates - they are quite similar otherwise. Is it a twin or single plate and 10.5 or 11" diameter?

Here's a RAM clutch (I'm a little biased as I have one!)


Hayes




Centreforce


McLeod
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shard351 said:
Damn,

How do I add a photo to this?
The technique you used is for posting a picture URL which is already on the internet.....a website or your own webspace as mentioned...not your c-drive.

Make sure the jpeg files you attach are less than 146kb and 1024 pixles.

There seems to be some problems uploading pics at present.
 

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Thanks for the photos Tru Blu 351. Now I'm thinking it is a RAM clutch.

Lets see if the attaching works - Thanks Brenx.

 

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I think you're right! The levers and other unique shapes seem to add up. Welcome to the club :hehe:

If required, you can get the pressure plates rebuilt and the contact face skimmed if its had a hard time. I had mine redone a few years back and the springs replaced.
 

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I haven't removed it yet. Just thinking it may need a new friction plate. I don't want to put the whole lot together again and find that the clutch gives up in the next hundred miles.

Definitely needs a new thrust bearing and carrier!
 

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I haven't removed it yet. Just thinking it may need a new friction plate. I don't want to put the whole lot together again and find that the clutch gives up in the next hundred miles.

Definitely needs a new thrust bearing and carrier!
Check the small spiggot bearing in the back of the crank too while it's all out. They're only a few bucks.

Put a ruler edgeways across the pressure plate when removed to ensure the surface is square.

My old trick last time I put the bellhousing on was to trap some coil ignition wires between it and the block :doh: can't see them from under the car! Lit up like a christmas tree when I turned the key :hy:
 
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