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Old 02-06-2010, 08:22 PM   #1
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I happened to notice that the clutch bell on my truck can move back and forth putting it off of alignment by about 1/8 of an inch. Is this normal?
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The main thing about your clutch bell is to make sure you have the right bearings for it. Second make sure your using the proper flywheel and flywheel nut. Third is to then put the proper amount of shims in between the the flywheel nut, and the rear bearing in the clutch bell. You should be able to adjust the amount of forward and backward play with the shims if all else is correct. Just make sure that there is a little play so that when you put the screw on the end of the crankshaft it locks down on the shaft and not the bearings seizing the bearings. Highly recommend using blue Locktite when you finally assemble the clutch bell on after getting the proper fit.
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yes that is a shim issue or improper parts
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It must be the shims because the the truck came as an RTR so I didnt put any of that together
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Right around 1/2 mm is normal recomendations from most mfg & most of the racers I know. 1/2 mm = .020" ,1/8" = .125" & thats a bit too much for me. The important thing is clutch bell bearings must have some play & if you consider 1/2mm as the standard play then a little more is better than a little less.Do not shim out all the play.
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Right around 1/2 mm is normal recomendations from most mfg & most of the racers I know. 1/2 mm = .020" ,1/8" = .125" & thats a bit too much for me. The important thing is clutch bell bearings must have some play & if you consider 1/2mm as the standard play then a little more is better than a little less.Do not shim out all the play.

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