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Old 09-12-2004, 06:29 PM
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Centerforce dual friction infos.

The engine is out and now its time to also look at the clutch since I have it at hands...

It is a Centerforce dual friction and the disc looks like it needs to be replaced as there is not much left before the rivets gets in contact. Now the whole complete unit is expensive and I am thinking about replacing just that disc...would that be wise? I just don't know how to evaluate the other components..what do you think? It is mated to a mild 383 and a doug nash five speed.

The throw-out bearing could also be replaced not running so smooth. Now I have this throw-out bearing on hands and am not sure at all what manufacturer it is! Would have it normally come with the centerforce clutch kit? I saw very similar models,but not quiet the same,on mr. Gasket web site and these were GM high perf. throw-out bearings...the only readings on my bearing is:1086..this could be a date as well a part number!

The belhousing is a Mc loud and the fork is...I don't know!

I appreciate your help,
thanks, Ron.

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Old 09-12-2004, 07:35 PM
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Is the pressure plate scored or burned? I always replace the plate and disc, but I know the Centerforce is expensive. You'll have to have the flywheel resurfaced anyway, why don't you have the machine shop evaluate the pressure plate for you.

I didn't used the Centerforce throw-out bearing, just a standard GM.
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I have a dual friction in my truck and had one in my mustang. It took me 4 years of hard driving to wear down the plate in the mustang, how long have you had it? Also, you will have to replace the disc, only if there are teeth missing off of the edges. A new throw out bearing as well. If you can use the dual friction bearing, They won't squeek as much. Aslo, do you have a quadrant clutch cable ?(Self adjusting)
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5 litre freak:

The disc might still be good for a while but to get to the clutch in my TVR is soo much work I am looking at it now since the motor is out!

This is a recently bought car and I don't know how long the clutch has been there....but why would you consider the disc in need of replacing only because in case of missing teeth?

At few spots mine has only few thousanths before rivets exposure.

My questionning about the throw out bearing is can I go with a centerforce so to match the fork !? I cannot identify the fork it has and I would think there are different types out there that are good match with their proper bearing...am I right to think like this?

This system works with a hydro slave not cable.
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