clutch alignment pins

Discussion in 'Workshop Forum' started by pafiat, Feb 14, 2019 at 5:22 AM.

  1. pafiat

    pafiat Daily Driver

    Location:
    australia
    Hi, putting a new clutch into the beast (5speed 1500) and noticed the flywheel has a mild groove in it where the clutch plate rubs so good time to give it a light re-surface. How does one remove the little pins/dowels that locate the pressure plate on the flywheel so the machine shop can have a clear go at it?
    Rgds Pat
     
  2. Dan Sarandrea (Phila)

    Dan Sarandrea (Phila) Waitin' On Parts...

    Location:
    Philadelphia, PA
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2019 at 5:39 AM
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  3. Dr.Jeff

    Dr.Jeff True Classic

    Location:
    Sin City
    Or use vice-grips and a good wack. I welded a ring onto a old pair of vice grips so I can use a slide-hammer on it - for just these types of jobs.
    Looks something like one of these:
    7005.jpg EasyPullerMain.jpg
     
  4. dllubin

    dllubin True Classic

    I've got an old Craftsman slide hammer that has a chuck on the end. I've used it to pull dowel sized items out of objects but never tried it on a flywheel. Probably would work. The intended purpose of the chuck was to hold a sheet metal screw that would attach to the bodywork to be pulled.
     
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  5. bpimm

    bpimm Brian Pimm

    Location:
    Washougal, WA
    I drilled a small hole on the blind side then drove them out with a punch, doesn't mar them up.
     
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  6. EricH

    EricH Eric Hamilton Moderator

    Location:
    Durham NC, USA
    What did you use to drill? Hand-held drill and a steady hand, or a drill press?
     
  7. bpimm

    bpimm Brian Pimm

    Location:
    Washougal, WA
    I did it on my mill but a drill press would work as well, even a handheld drill and some care would work, just make sure your drill bit is smaller than the pin diameter so it leaves a step for the pin to seat on. The added plus is you can claim a lightened flywheel... LOL
     
  8. Dr.Jeff

    Dr.Jeff True Classic

    Location:
    Sin City
    Then I guess a severely worn flywheel is also "lightened"? :D
     
  9. bpimm

    bpimm Brian Pimm

    Location:
    Washougal, WA
    And rust is chassis lightning...
     
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  10. Dr.Jeff

    Dr.Jeff True Classic

    Location:
    Sin City
    That and parts falling off as you drive.
     

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