Clutch nut removal

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rjk40
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Clutch nut removal

Post by rjk40 » Tue Sep 27, 2016 8:27 am

I have been unsuccessful in trying to loosen the clutch nut, 1975 860GT, as spragging and trying to hold the clutch basket from spinning is beyond my limited intelligence. Washer is straightened up, impact driver has not helped, having trouble holding the basket and spur gear from spinning; any great ideas? Thanks in advance.

Richard Kovach
Malabar, Florida USA

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Re: Clutch nut removal

Post by wdietz186 » Tue Sep 27, 2016 4:01 pm

You will need a clutch holding tool. You could make one if you are replacing the clutch plates. Bolt a couple of the used drive and driven plates together and bolt them to a stout enough lever to hold the 100 or so ft. lb. of torque to break the nut loose. An electric impact wrench could be used to remove the nut but to reinstall it you should torque it to the correct figure,which will require a holding tool. The primary gear/ ign. flywheel takes a special puller to remove too.

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Re: Clutch nut removal

Post by rjk40 » Wed Sep 28, 2016 6:32 am

Thanks kindly; I was beginning to question my sanity (not for the first time ) .

I look forward to better success when I obtain the tool.

Regards,
Richard

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Re: Clutch nut removal

Post by BevHevSteve » Tue Oct 04, 2016 8:46 am

clutch holder tool, generator holder tool or even a sprocket holder tool will lock the motor so you can remove that nut...
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Re: Clutch nut removal

Post by rjk40 » Tue Oct 04, 2016 10:51 am

Thanks, Steve,

I'm on it.

Regards,
Richard

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