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Offline DirksCuda

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Clutch Spring
« on: February 03, 2018 - 06:39:46 pm »
What is the easiest way to hook up the big spring on the clutch pedalon a 70 Cuda




Offline 70chall440

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Re: Clutch Spring
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2018 - 06:45:48 pm »
I assume you mean the return spring under the dash; I haven't ever really had a lot of problem getting them connected however if your clutch is all adjusted and you are having issues, it may have to do with the adjusting rods. That spring is there t bring the pedal back and to keep the weight of the clutch linkage from applying pressure to the throw out bearing (which cause early failure or was thought to). If you hard having problems getting the spring on, IMO you have an adjustment issue; if the clutch linkage is all connected but the clutch isn't adjusted, then you need to adjust some "slop" into the linkage which should give you the distant you need to get the spring on.
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Offline 69bcuda

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Re: Clutch Spring
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2018 - 06:52:18 pm »
Check with other owners to make sure of the correct orientation for the spring.
Here's a trick that may help you.......
http://www.forabodiesonly.com/mopar/ams/how-to-install-overcenter-clutch-spring-in-the-car.19/

Offline 73440

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Re: Clutch Spring
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2018 - 02:10:42 am »
I have done the washers on other springs, but had not thought of using the jack for this heavy spring!
Thanks , will try this if needed in the future.
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Offline DirksCuda

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Re: Clutch Spring
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2018 - 05:31:52 pm »
Did mine today with the jack and washers worked good Thanks