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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:58 am 
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When I first drove my 48 Custom Club Coupe I noticed that the clutch pedal rested about 1 inch forward of the brake. I thought nothing of it and drove the car. I began to notice slippage when in a hard pull like up a grade. It got much worse so I read the shop manual about the clutch and realized it was far out of adjustment. The pedal should be aligned with the brake and it should have 1 inch free play. It was not aligned and had no free play, so I adjusted the clutch as directed in the manual. The slippage is much less now, but still there. I checked the fluid drive and it was full, no leaks.
Can the fluid drive slip when under a hard pull? Could the remaining slippage be due to the fluid drive even though it is full? Should I put a new clutch in it?


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:41 am 
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No, the fluid drive cannot slip, It sounds like you need a new clutch.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 4:20 am 
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Thanks Paul. I came to the conclusion that the clutch is bad. Just received the new one today. Now I hope for the energy to install it.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 5:47 am 
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I don't know if you have had a transmission out before, if not be carefull, they are very heavy.



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:15 pm 
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It looks heavy. I have found a mechanic who specializes in old cars so I think I will have him do the job. It's been two weeks since I spoke with him so I hope he will start on it soon. If he doesn't I may tackle it myself. If I do I will use a transmission jack.

The manual says to remove the solenoid and governor, I assume for clearance. I can see the solenoid unscrews and the manual shows springs and a ball valve. Are the springs under tension and will they come flying out if not careful?

The manual has hardly anything about the governor. Since the governor is round I assume it unscrews too. Are there any parts that will come out with it?

The manual says to drain the transmission. Is this necessary?


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:23 pm 
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The governor and solenoid both unscrew for clearance, nothing will come flying out.yes you should drain the oil. If the transmission falls over you will have oil all over.



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 4:32 am 
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Thanks Paul. Lol about the oil!


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