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Clutch question

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on: June 01, 2014, 03:47:33 PM
So today I decided was the day to take the old engine out.   Didnt plan to put the new on in as I want to swop over some bits and I knew that there would be questions.

First one (and yes Shaggy I should know but I did say this would take pics for me to explain  :D)   .... Took the old engine out and this is the thrust bearing





and this is my old engine


Inteestingly looks to be a bit of wear on it....

And this is the replacement engine....



So do I need to change anything.... if its just the clut plate would I be wise going Kennedy Stage one as its a 1776 and will have twin Del 40s?

Many thanks in anticipation


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Reply #1 on: June 01, 2014, 05:09:43 PM
The new style clutch pressure plate'll be fine. It's just a different design (diaphragm rather than coil spring) but it'll match up with your release bearing OK.
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Reply #2 on: June 01, 2014, 05:11:10 PM
Will fit straight in ...no messing about. You shouldn't need a kennedy clutch. I would try it first and see how it goes then order one if it starts slipping under load.
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Reply #3 on: June 01, 2014, 05:16:08 PM
I think Dave dream was or is having some issues with a slipping clutch and his engine is the same size as your new one I think. He did put a post up about going for a Kennedy clutch. My opinion if it were mine would be go for the Kennedy clutch while your engine is out now. The new clutch comes with all you need to fit it to that release bearing.

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Reply #4 on: June 01, 2014, 05:43:32 PM
I've run a 1776 on a stock clutch in the past with no issues at all. TBH I don't think my knees would stand pressing on anything stronger these days...I'd suck it and see, if you need the engine out again it's only 4 bolts anyway... ;-)up
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Reply #5 on: June 01, 2014, 09:13:22 PM
David..... Yep my worry too