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resurface a pressure plate assembly ?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by R72K5, Feb 26, 2004.

  1. R72K5

    R72K5 Banned

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    nothing wrong with doing that could there be ?
    the neighbors truck his clutch went out on him in peoria a few weeks ago, worn out, had truck towed back to here, i have access to garage with overhead lift and tall style air powered tranny jack so fixing it is no biggie.

    wouldnt it be ok to resurface the flywheel and pressure plate and get the new disc and throwout bearing and be good to go then ?

    am on a very small budget if i do this,

    i am thinking about trading my motorcycle for the truck even though its not worth anything cept whatever it's drivetrain is worth, the body is beat bad and rusted, its an 82 C-20 crewcab with non original and older but good running 350 4bbl(originally was a 292ci truck) and a ch465 and 4.10 14 FF and was dually and will pull anything you can hook up to it to pull to peoria, no matter what it is

    wonder if its worth the 600 i have in the bike that i would be trading ? i need a truck and prefer 2wd with 4 speed like this to pull scrap with.



    what do you think ?

    thanks
     
  2. R72K5

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    opinions ?

    thanks
     
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    Sure, I just used a power sander on my pressure plate to get the glaze and junk off it, works fine now. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    i need a truck and prefer 2wd with 4 speed like this to pull scrap with.

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    No truck = no scrap = good! /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    If the plate does not have blue and purple spots on it, is not heat checked and the fingers are not damaged then since you are on a budget I would just resurface the flywheel and replace the disk/throwout bearing.
     
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    Becarefull, don't take off too much material.
    The flywheel, and p/p all have a min. thickness !
    Also if you need good clamping force(i.e. towing)
    you should look into a new or remanufactured p/p.
     
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    Becarefull, don't take off too much material.
    The flywheel, and p/p all have a min. thickness !
    Also if you need good clamping force(i.e. towing)
    you should look into a new or remanufactured p/p.

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    yeah, definitely would need very good clamping force and bite and everything since thr truck is exclusively a scrap hauling/pulling rig, but i cant afford to buy a reman p/p assembly

    so thats why i was wondering about having the existing one surfaced. and the flywheel too, and yeah i know about the taking off too much materal thing yep.

    thanks
     
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    i need a truck and prefer 2wd with 4 speed like this to pull scrap with.

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    No truck = no scrap = good! /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif

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    no truck= no way to pull scrap to scrapyard= me broke and being a jobless bum still= not good at all with being in debt and more

    and plus if i dont get this truck then its destined to be scrap too soon, very soon even,. ill have to give up my motorcycle though to save it, neighbor will be getting good deal, once again, but i can make back the difference in a coupel loads of scrap with said truck
     
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    Becarefull, don't take off too much material.
    The flywheel, and p/p all have a min. thickness !
    Also if you need good clamping force(i.e. towing)
    you should look into a new or remanufactured p/p.

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    Remanufactured pressure plate? Who the hell would buy such a thing?
     
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    hummmm ok
     
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    I can see scuffing it up and trying to reuse one if you're in a money pinch, but PAYING MONEY for a "reman" pressure plate? Screw that!
     
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    Theres a local clutch shop I buy my clutch stuff to. He will tear apart and re-build/resurface a used pressure plate for about $40. I had him do a couple I've had.

    I've also done the "resurfacing myself with a sander" pressure plate cleaning. But the ones I've had him do are like new.

    The 3-Finger style clutches have colored springs in them. All white springs are lighter duty. Pressure plates with half the springs colored red are the heavier ones. (so I've been told). I figure it's worth doing the rebuild on the HD ones rather than buying a new one.
     

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