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Old 06-05-2019, 11:44 AM   #11
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Having trouble with a new clutch setup not disengaging from the FW and wanted to start a different thread to ask if anyone has ever had to shim their slave closer to the PP.

IF I deduce that I need more travel rather than less travel, I thought about adding a washer behing the slave assembly at all 3 mounting locations.

Anyone ever done it?

Anyone think it's a bad idea to try?


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It's certainly worth a try. If it works, you can always get a bushing machined to take the place of the washers and give more support to the slave because you have quite a bit of spring pressure. Watch your freeplay though. You need some between the fingers and the bearing, or it will cause trouble later on.

Like amc, I am familiar with a Liberty four speed in a drag car. We've got multiple thowout bearings of different dimensions, plus adjustable linkage. What you're talking about accomplishes the same thing as a longer throwout bearing.
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