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Old 06-12-2008, 08:25 PM   #1
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Default Whats the easiest way to put Clutch shoes on a 8T

Just like the title says. Im trying to put the shoes on my 8T, and after jabbing a screwdriver through my finger im not enjoying this design at all. Whats the easiest way to do this?
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Just like the title says. Im trying to put the shoes on my 8T, and after jabbing a screwdriver through my finger im not enjoying this design at all. Whats the easiest way to do this?
You have to just line up one hole at a time. You will have to apply a bit of pressure to the shoe toward the clutch center to get the pin through the bottom hole. I have put a very slight taper on the end of the pins to assist with finding the hole After you get a few, it goes real easy. I just keep turning the pin back and forth with my hex as I line up each hole and apply pressure to offset the spring tension and all is good.
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Thanks, I will try to round off the end of the screw
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Thanks, I will try to round off the end of the screw
Yea, I messed around with trying to put on new shoes for 3 hours the night before a trophy race. Then my buddy that that was rooming with me decided to let me know that he had a dremel to round off the tips
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I spent 2 hours before I got on here and asked.
I finally got it in about 5 minutes after rounding the screws off.
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about 3 or four stabs and 20 minutes later...i got the right touch to get the screw/pin in there..shortly after i switched to a jammin 3 shoe lol
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After battling my 8 and 8T clutches for the last few months I decided to find a way to fix this once and for all so I didn't have to go through dremeling the pins one at a time every time I changed the clutches.

I was at the track and my Composites gave out - the aluminum were still good. Decided to swap them all out and get back out - as I am stubborn and do not want to leave practice nights.

I needed a ten minute solution to a clutch swap at the track and they say necessity is the mother of invention....... So in a moment of desperation I pulled out all new clutches, springs, pins and stuck them all in the flywheel and got them started.

Reach around behind me and grab a tie strap and zipped it around the clutch tight. It pulled all the clutch shoes in perfect and I just gave the shoe a nudge sideways to drop the pin in the hole.

BAM....... I was able to swap my clutches in 5 minutes and I have done it twice since then. No shaving, drilling, cursing..... Zip tie the clutch and slide the shoe a little to the right (the natural direction the spring pushes the shoe is left) and the pins drop in like butter........

Hope it helps you all in the future.
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Thanks, that should be the best way without causing any damage to the shoes or flywheel. Great idea.
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