Ebay replacement clutch ok?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by newyorkin, Jun 9, 2005.

  1. newyorkin

    newyorkin 1 ton status Premium Member

    May 8, 2001
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    Los Estados Unitos
    Posted in the lounge originally...

    I'm seeing clutches on ebay dirt cheap, like under $50. These are full brand NIB kits with everything I'd get if I ran up the road to get one at my parts place for $200.

    Some of the descriptions are a little vague, like "11-inch OEM GMC/Chevy clutch kit".

    I just went out and measured my old clutch disc surface, and it's 11" exactly. Can I consider these ebay clutches standard interchangable parts?
    Anyone know of a site I can use to cross reference any differences between different clutches from different motors/tranny's/years?

    If I can actually get a new clutch for around $50, I may very well be able to afford to pay a shop to put this tranny in for me, instead of spending a day laying in the dirt in my yard doing it myself, with only some of the right tools.

    These are the ones I'm looking at:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7979363292 (this one's used)


    When I check out the applications for some of the clutch kits I find at online parts stores, they're the same part number across a bunch of different years and models.
    I'm not trying to be cheap. I may end up deep in the hole between this truck and the donor truck.
    I'm just worried about getting a clutch and then sitting there with a tranny on my chest next week saying "Why won't this friggin thing fit?"

    Also, anyone know if there's a difference between the '92 and '93 flywheels? If not, I'll take the 93 flywheel I acquired and have it machined to speed the job up, too...
  2. JEBSR

    JEBSR 1/2 ton status

    Dec 23, 2004
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    Clarksville, TN
    ebay clutch

    Just look for a good name brand that you know and watch the sellers feedback and shipping price. If they have good feedback and they are not padding the price by raising shipping cost then I would say give it a try. I have bought many good quality parts on EBAY.

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