That was the only thing I found that I think could have been wrong. I
suspect you are correct and one of the spring pieces was jammed,
causing the problem. Of course I couldnt tell for sure because once
everything was apart pieces of the broken springs were all over the
place. The pictures on the web site were of the few larger spring
pieces I could find. The only other thing I found when taking the
clutch apart was that the pilot bushing was non-existant. Whomever put
the clutch in the last time before I did forgot that little part.
71 TR6 (Throttle Body Injection!)
From: Randall <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thu, 27 Oct 2005 09:24:29 -0700
Subject: RE: Clutch Pics
> Then there was a soft but audible noise and a sudden loss of
> clutch operation. Inspection discovered the problem with the clutch
> springs as posted on the triumphowners site below.
And was that the only thing you found/fixed at that point ?
It's my belief that those springs are just to soften engagement and
reduce chatter and vibration. Some racing clutches don't have springs
If clutch operation was affected beyond that, I'd guess one of the
got jammed in where it shouldn't be and caused the problem.
> I just wish I had checked the clutch disc when I had everything apart
> the first time....sigh.
If I had a nickel ... <G>
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