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Clutch Spring Change In Car

Post by erkbrn » Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:21 pm

Hello everyone,

Has anybody here successfully changed a clutch spring without pulling the engine from the car? The T manual mentions that it is possible, but I have been told that it is oversimplified and doesn't work very well. I was originally going to pull the engine to replace the clutch pack and spring, but I read here recently that it is better the start with the spring first as it is unlikely the clutch needs to be replaced under most circumstances.

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Re: Clutch Spring Change In Car

Post by Scott_Conger » Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:02 pm

It can be done
It is not easy
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Re: Clutch Spring Change In Car

Post by Chris Hansen » Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:27 pm

I can't remember all the details, it took the better part of a day, with three of us, Dad, brother and me. We got it done and it has been fine since.

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Re: Clutch Spring Change In Car

Post by Steve Jelf » Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:47 pm

I believe Royce told me he did it once and will never do it again. :)
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Re: Clutch Spring Change In Car

Post by Moxie26 » Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:43 pm

Yes, it can be done but not without some choice words and some help. Years ago I had installed a watch clutch and as use the round spring that came with the clutch pack. After some time the clutch spring had moved which equated to losing spring pressure causing a problem. So I got a regular square cut spring to replace and what's clutch has worked flawlessly since.


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Re: Clutch Spring Change In Car

Post by Moxie26 » Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:44 pm

That's.... Watts clutch..Darn voice text

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Re: Clutch Spring Change In Car

Post by TonyB » Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:46 pm

Was this on Facebook?
The spring can be replaced but in my opinion is a bigger pain than removing the engine.

Basically you remove the rear axle
Then remove the hogs head
Next remove all the block to pan bolts except the front four which are just loosened.
Now lift the block and transmission.

After replacing clutch spring and maybe disks you reverse the process. My concern is not causing any oil leaks, well not too many.
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Re: Clutch Spring Change In Car

Post by tdumas » Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:58 pm

On a Texas T party a few years back Ross Lilleker replaced the clutch on a club members 1916 touring by removing the radiator and hogs head and sliding the engine forward. I think it took a little more than half a day.

if jack stands had been available, it could have been done more easily by removing the rear axle.


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Re: Clutch Spring Change In Car

Post by John kuehn » Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:43 pm

I wonder how many guys replaced the clutch spring on the side of the road like he did back in the day! I guess if you have to you have to.

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