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Old 10-01-2012, 07:46 AM
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clutch stuck ?

A friend had a stock restored 34 ford pickup, It had only been around the block before he got it. It sat for 3 years in his garage,He didn't want his kids driving it with mech, brakes, and , . when he started it the clutch was stuck. push the pedal and nothing happened. He asked around then brought to me. I had a set of 40 brakes in a milk crate, I started it in neutral, warmed it up, then pushed it into the street, started it in first gear, full throttle with the clutch down. One short burn out and it broke the disc loose from the flywheel. We decided that when the flywheel was resurfaced it had absorbed coolant and setting for a long time it reacted with the disc material. I drove around the block slipping the clutch a little to heat and polish the surface.
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