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Multi disc cluth... Junk?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by couver, May 28, 2009.

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  1. couver
    Joined: Dec 14, 2008
    Posts: 8


    Ive been told by several people to junk this assembly. [oh, sorry this is the early '28 ford multi-disc] Any way its just sittin' I dont need it, but, wtf, is there any group of people that use these for anything?
  2. cactus zach
    Joined: Nov 11, 2008
    Posts: 74

    cactus zach

  3. 88daryl88
    Joined: Aug 7, 2006
    Posts: 184


    Posted in the MAY Banger meeting thread.

    The disadvantage of the multi disk clutch is that oil from the rear main would get into the clutch assembly and mix with dust from the clutch disks and cause the disks to hang up in the flywheel. The clutch would also chatter because of problems with the disks releasing.

    That's why Ford changed early (about Nov 1928) to the single disk clutch. It can get rather expensive to rebuild a multi disk clutch. More than just the clutch is involved. It will also take some doing to change it out because of major differences.

    To change from a multi disk clutch to a single disk clutch you must replace the flywheel, flywheel housing, pressure plate and clutch disk, and transmission.

    The early transmission for the multi disk clutch had a different front main driver gear and shaft and no throw-out bearing.
    The early transmission case was not tapped for the bolts that hold the front bearing cover, which is a snout (housing) for the throw out bearing slider (hub) to ride on. If you get a later transmission, make sure it has the front retainer which is the slider snout for the throw-out bearing, and the throw-out bearing hub. -- Les Andrews, Technical Director

    Vintage sprints & midgets used cut down multi disk clutches to provide a powerful, low inertia, clutch and more foot room in narrow, single seat, cockpits. Generally, the friction linings were removed from the plates and additional steel plates are installed to maintain the clutch pack thickness. Any oil mist from the rear main didn't have a negative effect on the steel plates and is reported to have given a smoother engagement, like an oil bath motorcycle clutch.
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  4. couver
    Joined: Dec 14, 2008
    Posts: 8


    seriously? two responses? fuktards....
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  5. Well, I guess I wouldn't expect any more responses after that.
  6. -Brent-
    Joined: Nov 20, 2006
    Posts: 4,970


    You're mad? :confused: It's not like your question made a lot of sense.
  7. What a tool....:mad:
  8. pasadenahotrod
    Joined: Feb 13, 2007
    Posts: 11,776

    from Texas

    Are you seriously complaining about get only 2 responses to a freaking question about a Model AR Ford multiple disc clutch?
    On a Restorer's Forum you wouldn't find 10 guys who would answer because the only AR Multi-disc clutch cars are in Grandpa's garage waiting to be changed to single disc clutches as soon as they can find the new parts for free.
    I'm surprised actually that 2 other guys here even heard of Model AR multi-disc clutches rather than the 60s-70s drag car versions by Hayes and others. This archaic stuff doesn't mean much on a hot rod forum.
  9. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 26,248


    I've got three NOS ones for future sprint car projects, so I'll pass. That gives you another reply if you're keeping score.
  10. cb1
    Joined: May 31, 2007
    Posts: 403

    from Wisconsin

    Yeah, I had to look it up.

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    2. One who lacks the social graces given to even the most rudimentary of mossy vegitation.
    3. One who has lost all sense of reality whilst performing even the most menial of tasks.
    "I believe James might be a fuktard."

  11. Gasser 57
    Joined: Feb 13, 2007
    Posts: 795

    Gasser 57
    from New Jersey

    I'd say 88daryl88 gave ya about as concise an answer as you could hope to get. Being a dick ain't a good way to solicit future help on this board.
  12. kenagain
    Joined: Dec 15, 2005
    Posts: 820

    from so cal

    hey post banger questions on the banger board ya will get lot's of responses there, and some might be nicer too
  13. krooser
    Joined: Jul 25, 2004
    Posts: 4,585


    What's a "cluth"?....
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  14. BangerMatt
    Joined: Mar 3, 2008
    Posts: 465


    There was a reason that Ford only put em in the early cars.
  15. couver
    Joined: Dec 14, 2008
    Posts: 8


    You guys are right. I apologize.
  16. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 26,248


    Good for you! Put that thing in the classifieds or eBay and fund whatever you're building.
  17. Egoebel
    Joined: Mar 14, 2017
    Posts: 4


    At 18 years old, I bought an early 28 Tudor in 1963, had multi-disc clutch, fried; hole in trans case, pickup load of parts for $100. Installed '29 flywheel, trans, and new clutch, press plate, still have the '28; getting ready for a re-do.
    Have the, '28, clutch Trans assembly, the flywheel is the base for my bird feeder.
  18. EGOEBEL..Please READ the rules for the HAMB>>located at the top of the Introduction page,,
    AND replying to an 8 year old thread,makes us wonder about you
  19. ..for a first post.

    That's what happens when you google 'fucktard.'
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