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Re: Clutch Alignment Tricks?

To: Scott Allen <>
Subject: Re: Clutch Alignment Tricks?
From: Paul Root <>
Date: Tue, 29 Oct 2002 14:37:08 -0600
Assuming your engine is out of the car...

What I did, after carefully getting the clutch aligned with the tool
was to tip the engine up on it's nose, so I was lowering the tranny down
onto it. That was the easiest way I found to make sure the shaft was 
going in straight.


Scott Allen wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm putting a new clutch in my '74 1/2, and I'm having a devil of a time 
> getting it to like up on the spline.
> Of course I'm using the correct alignment tool to make sure the clutch and 
> plate are lined up properly, and I'm using long 5/16" bolts to line up the 
> bell housing, but I can't get the clutch plate to line up properly on the 
> spline.
> Before I destroy the clutch plate I'm wondering if anyone on the list has a 
> tip for getting this done.  Currently I'm thinking of using the long bolts 
> to line the bell housing up, and put a socket on the crank pully to turn the 
> clutch and, (hopefully) get it to line up.
> Any help appreciated,
> Scott Allen
> 74 1/2 BGT
> 52 TD

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