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post #5 of (permalink) Old 08-09-2002, 02:42 PM
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Re: clutch?

[img]images/icons/crazy.gif[/img] One of the best-kept secrets of the FS pickups that use the 12" clutch is that if you DON'T cut three of the twelve springs out, you will end up breaking each and every piece of clutch linkage one by one, INCLUDING the pedal.....which will simply fall off on the floor.....AND, you'll have a hard time holding the pedal down at a stop sign.[img]images/icons/tongue.gif[/img] I use the 12 Borg & Beck clutch and cut it to 75% beef, which is perfect. I can hang that pickup on a steep grade with 20,ooo lbs total weight and start it from a dead stop no problem.[img]images/icons/crazy.gif[/img] AND....don't forget THIS....if you have one heck of a stiff clutch, you will eventually FAIL THE CRANKSHAFT THRUST BEARING, and then the oil pressure will go by-by.[img]images/icons/crazy.gif[/img] Just thought I'd mention that, heh heh heh.[img]images/icons/tongue.gif[/img]
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