Any easy way to remove clutch over spring?

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  1. 4mulas

    4mulas Well-Known Member

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    Hi there, going to run a diaphragm clutch and want to remove the clutch over spring.
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    Any tips to make this easy before I shred my hands and knuckles....?
     
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    Get a bunch of washers, push the clutch pedal and install the washers.
     
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      4mulas Well-Known Member

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      You mean to slide washers when it is not pushed? Then push the clutch in to have a spring with slack in it now..
      the spring is in the stretch position when the clutch is disengaged. When engaged to spring is collapsed and I could see being able to slide washers into it.
       
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      You can push the clutch pedal down and pop it off the pedal pin with a small prybar, just did it on my '72 last night.
       
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      I forget exactly how that spring is sitting, so do what it takes. Also, as mentioned, you could use a pry bar.....but be prepared for it.
       
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      Yes, be prepared, forgot to mention that I stuffed a shop rag up around the spring.
       
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      Is it easy to rotate it off the back pin afterward. Ie: don’t want to unbolt the whole bracket. Thanks!
       
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      Unload the spring and the pin will come out. It's just retained with an undercut.
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        Yes, what dadsbee said.
         
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        When on the car the pedal hits the floor before unloading the spring. Loosen the bolts holding the pedal assembly allowing the pedal to travel about another 1/2" or so and the this will unload the spring. Then remove the pin. Easy peasy. No blood, no pain.
         
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