<VV> Ultra clutch setup
corvairduval at cox.net
Fri Jul 21 00:16:20 EDT 2006
Bryan Blackwell wrote:
> Hi folks,
> I'm putting a basement fresh engine in the parts Corsa, and am digging
> through my stash for an "Ultra" clutch. I have a fairly new friction
> disk, a bolted used flywheel, and a decent looking pressure plate. A
> few questions:
> - The recent article in the Communique mentions factory alignment
> marks. Should I look for these, or does it not matter since the parts
> weren't a set from the factory? Any thoughts on matching the two for
> best balance?
I had a local shop balance my rebolted flywheels and trusted the
pressure plate reamined balanced. :-) gggg
> - Both the flywheel and pressure plate surfaces look ok but used.
> Should I do any surface prep besides cleaning with Brake Cleaner
> before assembly - say wire brush or ScotchBrite pad or such?
I used a DA sander to remove the glaze from flywheels and pressure
plates. 80 grit typically to start and then whatever left a good look to
the surface. I have used a 5" grinder, but trying to keep the surface
flat is difficult. :-) But it can remove heavy rust...
> - I am replacing the pilot bushing and input shaft seal with new. Is
> it ok to spread the split ring a bit to get a tight fit in the diff
This is SOP for me.
> Thanks for any input. My oldest (age 15) is cleaning the shrouds and
> gets to pick the colors, so it may be a colorful engine compartment :-)
Careful, next he will want to drive!
> Bryan Blackwell bryan at skiblack.com
> Corvairs: '61 Lakewood, '64 Greenbrier, '65 Corsa, '66 Corsa
> '69 Road Runner, '97 Ford F-150, '99 Neon R/T
> "Why do something if you're not going to obsess about it?"
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