<VV> Clutch question more

Harry Yarnell hyarnell1 at earthlink.net
Fri Oct 30 17:38:01 EDT 2009

Speaking of ring gear, check the ring gear welds. They may look good, but a 
screwdriver pry may show up a crack that can't be seen without the pry. 
These WILL break starter noses.

Harry Yarnell
Perryman Garage and Orphanage
hyarnell1 at earthlink.net
----- Original Message ----- 
From: <corvairduval at cox.net>
To: <virtualvairs at corvair.org>
Sent: Friday, October 30, 2009 1:08 PM
Subject: Re: <VV> Clutch question more

I forgot one important item to also look for in a used pressure plate.

The ring gear. If someone drops the plate and it lands on the ring gear
where the ring is in the air, it can bend. Just make sure the ring is still

Frank DuVal

Original Message:
From:  tony.underwood at cox.net
Date: Fri, 30 Oct 2009 12:00:50 -0400 (EDT)
To: virtualvairs at corvair.org
Subject: Re: <VV> Clutch question

> I have reused many pressure plates with good results.
> If the machined surface is scored or blue, then resurfacing is needed.
> If
> just a glaze, then I "DA" the surface lightly. I can hear the
> machinists
> scoffing now.

Let them scoff.

I've never had a pressure plate resurfaced.   Never bought one new
except for the Mopar musclecar Back When.   I've also never had a
problem with using that DA sander to clean up a rough pressure plate
face if need be.

Testing spring pressure is common sense and easy.

I must have at least a half-dozen pressure plates laying around, all
previously checked out and they all passed muster except for the one
given to me with the broken spring.   It's in the parts category and was
kept because it was out of a Corsa and has lobes.


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